Noll, John

Noll, John (Francis)

(1875–1956) Catholic prelate; born in Fort Wayne, Ind. Ordained in 1898, he did pastoral work in Connecticut and in Indiana, where he founded Our Sunday Visitor (1912), a diocesan newspaper that expanded into a large chain. In 1925 he began a long tenure as bishop (later archbishop) of Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.