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Newman, John Philip 1826-1899 Clergyman; born in New York, Sept. 1, 1826; was educated at Cazenovia Seminary; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849; travelled in Europe, Palestine, and Egypt in 1860-61; and, returning to the United States, had charges at Hamilton, N. Y., Albany, N. Y., and New York City. In 1864-69 he organized three annual conferences in the South, two colleges, and a religious paper; and in the latter year founded and was made the first pastor o
C.; was chaplain of the United States Senate in 1869-74; inspector of United States consulates in Asia in 1874-76; and again pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Washington, in 1876-79.
In 1879-88 he held pastorates in New York and Washington.
Dr. Newman attended Gen. U. S. Grant in his last illness.
In 1888 he was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
He was author of From, Dan to Beersheba; Thrones and palaces of Babylon and Nineveh; America for Americans; And the supremacy of