Egan, Michael a Roman Catholic prelate, was recommended to the pope, by archbishop Carroll, for the see of Philadelphia, June 17, 1807, as "a man about fifty, endowed with all the qualities to discharge with perfection the function of the episcopacy, except that he lacks robust health, large experience, and eminent firmness in his disposition. He is a learned, modest humble priest, who maintains the spirit of his order in his whole conduct." He was accordingly appointed October 28, 1810. During his short episcopacy the Sisters of Charity were (in 1814) established in his city. Egan died July 22, 1814, and was succeeded by Marechal. See De Courcy and Shea, History of the Catholic Church in the United States, pages 214-217.