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Edmond J. Fitzmaurice, Irish bishop.

Background

Fitzmaurice, Edmond J. was born on June 24, 1881 in Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland. Son of William and Joan (Costello) Fitzmaurice.

Education

He studied at St. Brendan's College in Killarney and at the College of Sint-Truiden in Belgium. He continued his studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree.

Career

Came to the United States, 1904, naturalized, 1910. Ordained priest, R.C. Church, 1904. Assistant rector of Annunciation Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1904-1906.

Professor of theology, St. Charles’ Seminary, Overbrook, Philadelphia, 1906-1914. Chancellor Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1914-1920. Rector St. Charles’ Seminary, 1920-1925.

Bishop of Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, 1925-1960. Named to Titular Archbishopric of Tomi.

Connections

father:
William Fitzmaurice

mother:
Joan (Costello) Fitzmaurice