Samuel Cook Edsall
|The Rt. Rev. Samuel Cook Edsall|
|II Bishop of Minnesota|
|Church||Episcopal Church in the United States of America|
|See||Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota|
|Predecessor||Henry Benjamin Whipple|
|Successor||Frank Arthur McElwain|
|Born||February 15, 1860
|Died||February 17, 1917
He was the son of James K. Edsall, Illinois Attorney General. After graduating from Racine College, he initially followed his father's career, working as a lawyer in Chicago. However, he became increasingly involved in religious work. He attended Western Theological Seminary, was ordained deacon in 1888, and priest in 1889. He was consecrated Missionary Bishop of North Dakota on January 25, 1899. In 1901, he became bishop of Minnesota.
Edsall wrote Prayer Book Preparation for Confirmation.