McNicholas, John T.

McNicholas, John T. (Timothy)

(1877–1950) Catholic prelate; born in County Mayo, Ireland. Emigrating to the U.S.A. as a child, he was ordained a Dominican priest in 1901. He was a New York City pastor and national director of the Holy Name Society before becoming bishop of Duluth, Minn. (1918). Named archbishop of Cincinnati in 1925, he was also an official of the National Catholic Welfare Conference and an influential Catholic voice, especially on matters relating to education.
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