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Daniel Francis Desmond, American bishop.

Background

Desmond, Daniel Francis was born on April 4, 1884 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Daniel C. and Catherine (Lynch) Desmond.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Holy Cross College, Worcester, 1906. Doctor of Laws, Duquesne U., 1935.

Career

Ordained Roman Catholic priest, 1911. Assistant priest Beachmont, Massachusetts, 1911-1912, Medford, 1913-1916, Somerville, 1917-1932. Consecrated bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, January 5, 1933.

Installed February 15, 1934. First Lieutenant (chaplain) United States Army, 1918-1919. Director Somerville Catholic Charities, 1926-1932.

Connections

father:
Daniel C. Desmond

mother:
Catherine (Lynch) Desmond