Odin, John Mary, Dd

Odin, John Mary, D.D.

a Roman Catholic prelate who flourished in the United States, was born at.Ambiere, department of the Loire, France, near the opening of this century, and was educated in his native country. Entering the monastic life as a Lazarist, he was sent to the United States as missionary, and for a time preached in Missouri. In 1842 he was made bishop of Claudiopolis, and vicar apostolic of Texas; was transferred to Galveston in 1847, to New Orleans in 1861, and, finally, was made archbishop of that diocese. He died at New Orleans May 25,1870. See Drake, Dict. of Amer. Biog. s.v.

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