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Encyclopedia > Thomas Bowman (1872)

Thomas Bowman (1817–1914) was an American Bishop in the Methodist Church, elected in 1872. He was born 15 July 1817 at Berwick, Pennsylvania. Two bishops assist at the Exhumation of Saint Hubert, who was a bishop too, at the église Saint-Pierre in Liège. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ... Berwick is a borough located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, 27 miles (43 km) southwest of Wilkes Barre. ...

He earned his B.A. degree from Dickinson College in 1837. Two years later he entered the Traveling Ministry of the Baltimore Annual Conference of the M.E. Church. He was ordained (Deacon and Elder) by Bishop Waugh. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... A mermaid sits atop Dickinson Colleges Old West. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... The United Methodist Annual Conference is the regional body that governs much of the life of the Connectional Church. ... The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784. ... This article is about the sacrament. ... Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. ... An elder can refer to various topics: Elder (administrative title) Elder (religious) Elder - person of knowledge or high degree Elderberry plant (Sambucus) Box-elder plant (maple) Box elder bug (Leptocoris trivittatus or Boisea trivittatus) Elderly person - see: Old age William Henry Elder bishop and Archbishop of Cincinnati Joycelyn Elders Elder...

Bowman taught in the grammar-school of Dickinson College (1840-43), and five years later founded Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (of which he was President until 1858). Bowman was then chosen as President (1858-1872) and later Chancellor (1884-99) of Indiana Asbury College, later DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. He also was the Chaplain of the United States Senate from May 1864 until March 1865. Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming CountyGR6, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Founded in 1837, DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, is a selective private liberal arts college with a 2002 enrollment of 2,339. ... This school is not to be confused with DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, which has a similar pronunciation. ... Greencastle is a city located in Putnam County, Indiana. ... A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ...

During his time at DePauw, Bowman presided over such significant events as the first admissions of women students and of the initial planning (and laying of the cornerstone) of East College. He also served on the University's Board of Trustees (1887-95), including a term as President.

Upon his election to the Episcopacy, Bowman resigned the Asbury presidency. As a Bishop he officially visited all M.E. conferences in the U.S.A., Europe, India, China, Japan and Mexico. Look up me in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ...


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External links

  • http://www.depauw.edu/univ/president/history.asp
  • http://www.depauw.edu/library/archives/dpuinventories/BOWMAN.htm

See also

This article includes content derived from the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, 1914, which is in the public domain. Bishops of the United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations, in order of their election to the Episcopacy, both living and dead. ... The Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge is a 1914 religious encyclopedia, published in thirteen volumes. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...



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