John Franklin Spalding

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John Franklin Spalding (August 25, 1828 – March 8, 1902) was a missionary bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. He was born in Belgrade, Maine, and attended Bowdoin College in the class of 1853, graduating from General Theological Seminary in the class of 1857. He served as an assistant priest at Grace Church, Providence, and became rector of St. Paul's Church, Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1862.

He was consecrated "missionary bishop of Colorado, with jurisdiction in Wyoming and New Mexico" on December 31, 1873, by Bishops McCoskry, Bedell, Talbot, Coxe, and Kerfoot. Colorado was organized as a diocese with Spalding as its first diocesan bishop in 1887.

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