An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Fulton, John

(Apr. 2, 1834-Apr. 24, 1907). Editor and church historian. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Fulton studied at Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to the United States in 1853. He was ordained deacon on May 27, 1857, and priest on May 23, 1858. He was successively rector of Christ Church, Mobile, Alabama; St. Paul's Church, Indianapolis; and St. George's Church, St. Louis. From May 17, 1879, until Jan. 27, 1900, he was editor of the Layman's Magazine of the Living Church. In 1892 Fulton became the editor of The Church Standard in Philadelphia, a post he held until his death. He was a student of canon law and in 1872 published Index Canonum, a study of the canons of the general and provincial councils of the church in Greek and Latin. He also wrote “The Church in the Confederate States,” in The History of the American Episcopal Church, 1587-1883 , edited by William Stevens Perry, vol. 2, pp. 560-592. Fulton died in Philadelphia.

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