Andrews, Edward Gayer
ANDREWS, EDWARD GAYER: Methodist
Episcopal bishop; b. at New Hartford, N. Y.,
Aug. 7, 1825. He was educated at Cazenovia
Seminary, Cazenovia, N. Y., and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. (B.A., 1847). He held
various pastorates in Methodist Episcopal churches
in Central New York from 1848 to 1854, when he
was appointed teacher and principal in Cazenovia
Seminary, where he remained until 1864. He
was then pastor in Stamford, Conn., from 1864 to
1867 and in Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1867 to 1872.
In the latter year he was elected bishop. He visited
Methodist Episcopal missions in Europe and India
in 1876-77, in Mexico in 1881, and in Japan, Korea,
and China in 1889-90, while in 1894 he was a delegate to the British and Irish Methodist Conference.
In theology he holds the faith of his denomination
for essentials of doctrine, but with deference to the
results of recent Biblical investigations.