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Alexander Charles Garrett (born, Ireland, 1832—died, Dallas, Texas, February 18, 1924) was an American Episcopal bishop, born in Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1855, was curate of East Worldham, Hampshire, England (1856–59), and until 1869 served as a missionary in British Columbia. In 1870 he became rector of St. James's Church, San Francisco, and in 1872 dean of Trinity Cathedral, Omaha. In 1874 he was appointed Missionary Bishop of northern Texas and retained the seat after the formation of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas on December 20, 1895.

The Most Reverend

Alexander Charles Garrett
14th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Personal details
BornNovember 4, 1832
DiedFebruary 18, 1924
Dallas, Texas, United States
DenominationEpiscopal church
OccupationPriest, missionary, and bishop
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin

Garrett wrote:

  • A Charge to the Clergy and Laity of North Texas (1875)
  • Historical Continuity (1875)
  • Baldwin Lectures on the Philosophy of the Incarnation

On the death of Daniel Sylvester Tuttle in April 1923, Garrett became presiding bishop. At that time he was 91 years old and totally blind. He remained Bishop of Dallas and Presiding Bishop until his death in 1924.


  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Daniel Sylvester Tuttle
14th Presiding Bishop
Succeeded by
Ethelbert Talbot
Preceded by
New Diocese
1st Bishop of Dallas
Succeeded by
Harry T. Moore