Religious Leader. He was the Sixth Archbishop of New York City, New York. He graduated from North American College in Rome, where he was ordained a priest in 1916 at the age of 27. He celebrated his first Mass in his hometown of Whitman, Massachusetts. In 1922, he became Chancellor of the Boston Diocese. He returned to Rome in 1925 and was made a Monsignor by Pope Pius XI. Pius XII consecrated him a Bishop in 1932 and he served as an auxiliary Bishop for the Boston Diocese. He was Archbishop of New York from 1939 until he died on December 2, 1967. He was also the military vicar for the United States Armed Forces.
Bio by: Eamonn