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
However, Edsall became increasingly drawn to spiritual matters. He attended Western Theological Seminary, was ordained deacon in 1888, and priest in 1889. He served as rector of St. Peter's church in Chicago for a decade.
On January 25, 1899, Edsall was consecrated Missionary Bishop of North Dakota. In 1901, he became bishop of Minnesota upon the death of bishop Henry Whipple. He served 16 years, dying in office and succeeded by his suffragan, Frank McElwain.
Edsall wrote Prayer Book Preparation for Confirmation.