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Archbishop Leo Binz

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Archbishop Leo Binz

  • Birth 31 Oct 1900 Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 9 Oct 1979 Maywood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 7623898

Roman Catholic Archbishop. Archbishop Binz was the sixth Archbishop of Dubuque. It is believed that he was the first priest of the Rockford, Illinois Diocese to become a Bishop. Archbishop Binz was ordained a Priest on Mar 15, 1924, and was ordained a Bishop in December of 1942. In 1942, Binz was named the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota due to the failing health of Bishop Francis Kelley of Winona. In 1943 he was named the Coadjutor Bishop of that Diocese. While in Winona, Binz established The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, centralized all the offices of the diocese, and started the plans for building the first cathedral in Winona. In 1949 he was named the Coadjutor Archbishop of Dubuque at the request of Archbishop Rohlman. He then became Archbishop of Dubuque when Archbishop Rohlman died in 1957. Archbishop Binz helped to develop Catholic high schools, including Wahlert High School in Dubuque. Archbishop Binz also helped in establishing the North American Martyr's Retreat House in Cedar Falls, as well as helping to expand Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese. In 1962 Archbishop Binz was named Archbishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. He held this position until his retirement in 1975.

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  • Originally Created by: Jesse
  • Added: 26 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7623898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop Leo Binz (31 Oct 1900–9 Oct 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7623898, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .