Simpson, Matthew

Simpson, Matthew,

1811–84, American Methodist bishop, b. Cadiz, Ohio. In 1839 he became the first president of Indiana Asbury Univ. (now DePauw Univ.). He edited (1848–52) the Western Christian Advocate and was consecrated bishop in 1852. He used his oratorical skill on behalf of the Union in the Civil War and in eulogizing his friend, Abraham Lincoln, at Lincoln's burial services in Springfield, Ill.


See E. M. Wood, The Peerless Orator (1909); R. D. Clark, The Life of Matthew Simpson (1956).

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Jim leaves behind his beloved wife, Nancy Delain, of Schenectady, NY; his three sons, Christopher Simpson, Matthew Simpson, and Andrew Simpson, all of Worcester, MA; his stepdaughter, Teresa Delain of Schenectady, NY; two granddaughters, Morgan Simpson and Emily Simpson, both of Worcester, MA; and eight siblings: Marjorie Thompson of Derry, NH, Peggy Wynn of Raynham, MA, Robert Simpson of Nashua, NH, David Simpson of Hancock, NH, Richard Simpson of Atlanta, GA, Laura Cross of Manchester, NH, Mark Simpson of Manchester, NH, and John Simpson of Clearwater, FL.
The 4x400m relay team of Adam Simpson, Matthew Doherty, Chris Waite and Birchall stormed to a season's best and only just missed catching long-time leaders Birchfield.
Goals from Jay Simpson, Matthew Connolly and sub Akos Buzsaky proved too much for the Baggies, whose reply came from Chris Brunt.
Dwayne Willie, Nathan Simpson, Matthew Kilner and Lee Maturine got their goals, with Neil Slattery, Jacob Good are and Dominic Harris replying for the losers.
In tonight's show, Keith works his magic on celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Matthew McConaughy and Elijah Wood.
I can remember some students, including David Tucker, Richard Simpson, Matthew Trowbridge, Richard Surfleet (5th Fm), Susan Palmer, Christine Woodhead, Jacqui Casher and Peter Adams (6th Fm), Lynn Marsay, Sian Williams and Jacqui Smith.
The diminutive scrum-half became the fourth first-choice player to be unavailable after Gordon Simpson, Matthew Proudfoot and Jamie Mayer withdrew.
Cowdenbeath - Traynor, Wilson, Jack, Dawson, Sinclair, Burns, Sugden, Benvie, Vincent, Simpson, Matthew.
Front: David Gill, Danny Ingham, Jason Thorpe, Josh Ingham, Danny Simpson, Matthew Thorpe.
Lucie, FL, Norman Svedberg of Worcester, Wayne Svedberg of Worcester and Leslie Svedberg of Brookfield; 9 grandchildren, Nicholas Bastien, Amy Bastien, Eric Simpson, Matthew Simpson, Rebecca Robertson and her husband Christopher, Katie Altiery, Kimberly Duby and her husband David, Shayne Svedberg, Jr.
Subs: Fabrizio Leone-Mazza, Nicholas Corion, Gareth Simpson, Matthew Clark.
The diminutive scrum-half became the fourth first-choice player to be declared unavailable, following the earlier omissions of Gordon Simpson, Matthew Proudfoot and Jamie Mayer.