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John Heyl Vincent

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 in 1853, and was transferred to the Rock River Conference in 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)

Birth and Death Data: Born 1832 (Tuscaloosa), Died 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913

Roles Represented in DAHR:


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 2599 10-in. between 12/1/1913 and 12/2/1913 The Chautauqua idea John Heyl Vincent Talk  


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