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The Right Reverend Edward Randolph Welles (January 10, 1830 – October 20, 1888) was the third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. He was ordained to the priesthood by William Heathcote DeLancey on September 12, 1858. He was consecrated as Bishop of Wisconsin on October 25, 1874, assuming the title Bishop of Milwaukee in 1886 following the creation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac as a separate jurisdiction.

The Right Reverend

Edward Randolph Welles
Bishop of Milwaukee
ChurchEpiscopal Church
In office1874-1888
PredecessorWilliam Edmond Armitage
SuccessorCyrus F. Knight
Ordination12 September 1858
by William H. DeLancey
Consecration25 October 1874
Personal details
Born(1830-01-10)January 10, 1830
Waterloo, New York
DiedOctober 20, 1888(1888-10-20) (aged 58)
ParentsGardner Welles
& Paulina Fuller
Alma materHobart College

Welles' primary consecrators were:

He is buried in Red Wing, Minnesota.

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