Presented for your amusement. You hear of bishops from time to time among the Universalists -- Paul Dean's Charleston, S.C. ministry comes to mind -- but always accompanied by hot words.
From the California Digital Newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, (Volume 85, Number 166), May 15, 1899
LOS ANGELES, May 14.— The most important action during the recent Universalist State Convention in Pasadena was the election of a state superintendent of churches, or what in other denominations would be called a bishop. The convention having created the office, Rev. L. M. Andrews of Santa Paula was by vote elevated to the position. According to the records. Rev. Mr. Andrews is the first Universalist bishop of California.