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Subject: Willard Francis MALLALIEU
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 18:19:06 EST

From an undated clipping, probably 1884, probably from the Western Christian
Advocate entitled "Our New Bishops."

Willard Francis MALLALIEU was born in Sutton, Mass. in 1828, and is of
Huguenot descent. He was converted at the age of 12, having signified his
desire to seek Christ at the first Methodist meeting he ever attended, held
in the kitchen of a widow lady. After a preparatory training he entered the
Wesleyan University at Middletown, Conn., where he graduated. He entered the
New England Conference in 1858. Two years ago he was made presiding elder,
the preceding 24 having been passed continuously in the pastorate. Bishop
Mallalieu has become favorably known to the Church outside of his conference
through his able contributions to our literature, and his platform addresses
at Chautauqua and elsewhere. As a valued friend of Bishop Gilbert HAVEN, he
was appointed to prepare the memorial of him for the General Conference of
1880. He was a member of the General Conference of 1872, returning in 1884
at the head of his delegation. He is a practical wide-awake minister, makes
a good speech in a way that assures you he could preach a better sermon, and
will no doubt make an able and useful bishop.

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