Foley, Thomas, Dd
Foley, Thomas, D.D.
a Roman Catholic bishop, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 6, 1822. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's College in 1840, studied theology for six years, was ordained priest, August 16, 1846, served missions in Montgomery County, in a few months was called to St. Patrick's Church, Washington, D.C., in 1848 was appointed secretary to archbishop Eccleston, and in. 1851 was made chancellor. In 1864 bishop Spalding of Baltimore selected him as chancellor, and in 1867 as vicar- general. He was appointed to the see of Chicago, November 19, 1869, was consecrated March 27, 1870. and died there February 19, 1879. "In point of person and dignified bearing, Foley was one of the best specimens of a thoroughbred Churchman on this continent. He was a fine pulpit orator, possessed great executive ability, and was beloved by all for his piety and charity." See (N.Y.) Catholic Annual, 1880, page 41.