Thomas F. Gailor

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Bishop Thomas F. Gailor, c. 1904

Thomas Frank Gailor (September 17, 1856 – October 7, 1935) was the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee in the Episcopal Church and served from 1898-1935. Gailor graduated from Racine College. He served as the eighth chancellor of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, from June 23, 1908, until his death. In 1916 Gailor was elected president of the House of Bishops, and at the 1919 General Convention he was elected president of the National Council of the Episcopal Church. He served in this position until 1925, when the Episcopal Church's first elected presiding bishop began his six-year term.

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