Mcclosky, John, Dd

McClosky, John, D.D.

a Roman Catholic prelate, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. March 20, 1810. After completing a seminary course of five years, he was ordained priest in 1834. In 1835-37 he was at Rome and travelling; in 1837-41 was over St. Joseph's Church, New York city; in 1841 was president of St. John's College, Fordham, but the next year: resumed his parish work; in 1844 was consecrated bishop of Axieren in partibus; in 1847 bishop of Albany; in 1864 archbishop of New York; in 1875 was made cardinal, and died October 10, 1885. He completed the cathedral in New York, and founded the Theological Seminary at Troy.

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