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CAIN, Richard H., clergyman, born in Green-brier county, Virginia, 12 April, 1S25. He removed to Ohio in 1831, and settled in Gallipolis. Though his education was limited, he entered the ministry at an early age. In 1860 he entered Wilberforce University, Xcnia, Ohio, and in 1865 went south and engaged in the work of reconstruction. In 1S67 he was elected to the constitutional convention of South Carolina, and the year following to the senate of that state. He was elected to congress for two terms, serving from 1876 till 1880. In 1880 he was chosen bishop by the General conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church, and was appointed to supervise its interests in Louisiana and Texas. In the latter state he organized Paul Quinn College at Waco. He is presiding bishop of the first Episcopal district of the African Methodist Episcopal church, embracing the conferences of New York, New Jersey, New England, and Philadelphia. In 1873 Wilberforce university conferred the degree of D.D. on him.
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