John H. Vincent

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John Heyl Vincent
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Born (1832-02-23)February 23, 1832
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Died May 9, 1920(1920-05-09) (aged 88)
Occupation Methodist Episcopal bishop

John Heyl Vincent (February 23, 1832 – May 9, 1920) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He was born at Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was educated at Lewisburg (Pa.) Academy and at Wesleyan Institute, Newark, N. J. He entered the New Jersey Conference (1853), and was transferred to the Rock River Conference (1857). He was pastor of churches in Chicago and established the Northwest Sunday-School Quarterly (1865) and the Sunday-School Teacher (1866). He was corresponding secretary of the Sunday-school Union of his denomination and editor of its publications (1868–1884). In 1888 he was elected Bishop and was appointed Resident Bishop in Europe in 1900. stationed at Zurich, Switzerland; in 1904 he retired from the active episcopate. He was a co-founder of the Chautauqua Assembly (1874), and chancellor of Chautauqua Institution from its organization (1878). He published:

  • The Chautauqua Movement (1886)
  • The Church School and Its Officers (1886)
  • Studies in Young Life (1890)
  • A Study in Pedagogy (1890)
  • Earthly Footsteps of the Man of Galilee (1894)
  • Family Worship for Every Day in the Year (1905)


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