Tuigg, John a Roman Catholic bishop, was born in Cork, Ireland, February 19, 1820. He was educated at All-Hallows College and St. Michael's Seminary, Pittsburgh; ordained in 1850, and appointed to St. Bridget's Church, Pittsburgh but in 1853. became pastor of Altoona. His success here led to his appointment as bishop of Pittsburgh. He was consecrated March 19, 1876, and was soon after charged with the administration of the diocese of Allegheny. He was stricken with paralysis in 1863, and subsequently lived in retirement at Altoona, where he died, December 6, 1889.