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Emmanuel B. Ledvina, American bishop.

Background

Ledvina, Emmanuel B. was born on October 28, 1868 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of George E. and Mary (Kiefer) Ledvina.

Education

Educated St. Meinrad. (Indiana) College and Seminary.

Career

Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1893. Assistant pastor Holy Trinity Church, Evansville, 1893-1894. Assistant St. John’s Church, Indianapolis, 1894-1895.

Pastor St. Joseph’s Church, Princeton, Indiana, 1895-1907. 1st general secretary Catholic Extension Society of Chicago, 1907-1921, also vice president. Elevated to rank of domestic prelate by Pope Benedict XV, 1918.

Honorary canon of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe of National Shrine of Mexico, 1919. Consecrated bishop of Corpus Christi, June 14, 1921, retired. Made assistant to the Pontifical Throne, May 30, 1931.

Connections

father:
George E. Ledvina

mother:
Mary (Kiefer) Ledvina