This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 7/8/2013

Henry Bascom (b. 1796) was a shining star of Methodism in Ohio,Kentucky, and Tennessee.  His reputation as a pulpit orator earned him the notice of Henry Clay who had him appointed Chaplain of the U. S. House of Representatives (1824-1826). At the General Conference of 1844 Bascom assumed much of the leadership of the southern faction.

 

His leadership in the formation of the southern branch of Methodism made him a contender in the episcopal elections of the MECS.  At the General Conference of 1850 he received the necessary votes and began his brief episcopal career… 

 

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