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John Hughes (1797 - 1864):
Archbishop, Roman Catholic


John Hughes was born in Annaloghlan, County Tyrone, and emigrated to America in 1817. He worked as a gardener before being accepted as a student at the Emmitsburg Seminary, Maryland. He was ordained in 1826 and built St Joseph's Church in Philadelphia. He was consecrated Bishop of New York in 1842 and in 1850 became the first archbishop of the diocese. He lectured before Congress and was thanked by President Lincoln for his support of the Union in the Civil War. He was chosen to represent America on a mission to Napoleon III. He founded a college at Fordham which is now the Jesuit University, and before his death he laid the foundation stone of St Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, New York. [Biographies by Hassard and Braun]


Born: 1797
Died: 1864
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