Quotes by Matthew Simpson

About Matthew Simpson:

Matthew Simpson was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1852 and based mostly in Chicago. During the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War, most evangelical denominations in the North, especially the Methodists, were strong supporters of radical policies that favored the Freedmen (former slaves) and distrusted the Southern whites. Bishop Simpson played a leading role in mobilizing the Northern Methodists for the cause. His biographer calls him the "High Priest of the Radical Republicans."

Author Bio

  • NameMatthew Simpson
  • DescriptionAmerican academic
  • BornJune 21, 1811
  • DiedJune 18, 1884
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionTheologian; Teacher