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Leo Ferdinand Dworschak

Leo Ferdinand Dworschak, American clergyman.


  • Dworschak, Leo Ferdinand was born on April 6, 1900 in Independence, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Matthew and Katherine (Theisen) Dworschak.

  • Education

    • Educated St. John’s Preparatory, Collegeville, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s U., 1922, Bachelor of Sacred Theology, St. John’s Seminary, 1925. Doctor of Laws, Loras College.


    • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1926. Assistant St. Anthony’s Church, Fargo, North Dakota, 1926-1935. Secretary to bishop Fargo, 1929-1935.

      Chancellor Diocese Fargo, 1935-1939, vicar general, 1939-1946. Appointed coadjutor bishop Rapid City, South Dakot, 1946. Consecrated bishop, 1946.

      Auxiliary bishop of Fargo, 1947-1960, bishop, 1960-1970, retired, 1970. Appointed honorary Papal Chamberlain to Pope Pius XII, 1939, domestic prelate by Pope Pius XII, 1941. Knights of Columbus.


    • father: Matthew Dworschak
    • mother: Katherine (Theisen) Dworschak
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    Died November 5, 1976
    (aged 76)