Mccloskey, John (1), Dd

McCloskey, John (1), D.D.

a Roman Catholic prelate, was born at Brooklyn, N.Y., March 20, 1810. He studied at Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary, Emmittsburg, Maryland; was ordained priest, January 9, 1834; studied two years in Rome, and one in France, and on his return became pastor of St. Joseph's Church, New York. In 1841 he became first president of St. John's College, Fordham; in 1842 resumed the rectorship of St. Joseph's Church; In 1843 was coadjutmor of bishop Hughes; in 1847 first bishop of Albany; in 1864 archbishop of New York; in 1875 cardinal-priest, and in 1878 cardinal. He died October 10, 1885. Cardinal McCloskey was a very energetic prelate, establishing religious and charitable houses in his diocese, and actively promoting the interests of his Church.

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