Cardinal John Francis O'Hara

Cardinal John Francis O'Hara

Birth
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 28 Aug 1960 (aged 72)
Overbrook, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Plot Tomb in the Cardinal O'Hara Chapel of the Basilica
Memorial ID 10701915 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Archbishop. Raised in Indiana and Uruguay, he began studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1909, and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1916. At Notre Dame he taught commerce and became the university president in 1934. From 1939 till the end of World War II, he was the Bishop of the Military. After the war, he became the Bishop of Buffalo, New York, and later served that same role in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His leadership there was active, expanding education, opening new parishes and parish schools. He established the first Annual Catholic Charities Appeal in 1958. O'Hara was also interested in the education of the mentally challenged. He was named cardinal by Pope John XXIII in 1958.

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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 29 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10701915
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal John Francis O'Hara (1 Aug 1888–28 Aug 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10701915, citing Basilica of The Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .