Paul Vernon Galloway

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Paul Vernon Galloway
Born April 4, 1904
Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA
Died August 5,1990
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Nationality American
Occupation Methodist minister
Years active 1932 - 1990
Known for Methodist bishop

Paul Vernon Galloway (1904-1990) was an American United Methodist minister, after graduation from Yale Divinity School.. He was elected Bishop of The Methodist Church, in 1960. After retiring in 1972, he was recalled to serve as bishop for 3 years in Texas and one year in Louisiana. He was then appointed Bishop-in-resience at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa, where he lived until his death from cancer on August 5, 1990.

Early education[edit]

Paul Vernon Galloway was born April 5, 1904 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, son of James Jesse and Ella (Burkhead) Galloway. His education included an A. B. at Henderson-Brown College[a] 1926; Postgraduate, Southern Methodist University, 1927; Bachelor of Arts, Yale University (1929); and postgraduate studies at University of Chicago, 1933.[1] He was born in Arkansas, died in Oklahoma, and was buried in his hometown.


Rev. Galloway was a graduate of the Yale Divinity School. He was ordained to the Methodist ministry in 1931. Galloway served as a Pastor of nine different churches, prior to his election as Bishop in 1960. Bishop Galloway served in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. In 1964, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws (honorary) by Southern Methodist University. He retired in 1972, but then was called to serve as Bishop of the Houston Episcopal Area for three years, and for one additional year in Louisiana. Galloway also served as Bishop-in-Residence of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa. He had pastored that church for ten years prior to his election to the Episcopacy.[2]


He died August 5,1990 at the St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 86 and living in Tulsa when he died of cancer. He was survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Boney of Tulsa, his son, Paul Galloway, Jr. of Chicago, and two sisters, both of Shreveport, Louisiana.[2]

Notable achievements[edit]

Bishop Galloway also served on the boards of Southern Methodist University and the University of Arkansas. In the 1960s he was involved in integrating the dining rooms at the Arkansas State Capitol and those at the University of Arkansas.


  1. ^ Now named Hendrix College, a Methodist-related school based in Conway, Arkansas

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  1. ^ "Paul Vernon Galloway." Prabook. Accessed May 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Bishop Paul Galloway Dead of Cancer at 86." New York Times. August 7, 1990. Accessed May 21, 2017.