EDSALL, SAMUEL COOK: Protestant Episcopal bishop of Minnesota; b. at Dixon, Ill., Mar. 4, 1860. He studied at Racine College (B.A., 1882) and practised law until 1888, when he was graduated from the Western Theological Seminary, Chicago. In 1889 he founded St. Peter's, Chicago, of which he was rector until 1899, when he was consecrated missionary bishop of North Dakota. In 1901 he was translated to Minnesota as coadjutor to Bishop H. B. Whipple, and within the year, on the death of the aged bishop, assumed full control of the diocese.