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James Henry Griffiths, American bishop. Decorated Star of Solidarity medal (Italy); Knight Grand Cross, Equestrian Order Holy Sepulchre. Member international information administration, Department of State, 1953; member New York City Committee on United Nations; Member Canon Law Society American (president 1941-1942).

Background

Griffiths, James Henry was born on July 16, 1903 in Brooklyn. Son of James Henry and Helen Agatha (O’Neill) Griffiths.

Education

Student St. Augustine’s Academy, 1915-1919. Student Almo Collegio Capranica 1923-1927.

Career

Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1927. Curate St. Joseph’s Church, Babylon, New York, 1927-1928, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Brooklyn, 1928-1929, St. Augustine’s Church, Brooklyn, 1929-1931. Instructor New Testament scripture Dominican Normal School, Amityville, New York, 1927-1929.

Secretary Diocesan Tribunal, Brooklyn, 1929-1935, auditor, 1931-1935, vice chancellor, 1935-1943, censor books, 1935-1943. Chancellor Military Ordinariate United States of America (Army-Navy Diocese) since 1943. Appointed titular bishop Gaza, auxiliary bishop of Francis Cardinal Spellman, 1949, consecrated, 1950.

Now auxiliary bishop Archdiocese of New York. Counsultor Archdiocese of New York since 1952. Chairman board directors National Catholic Community Service (United Service Organizations).

Membership

Member international information administration, Department of State, 1953. Member New York City Committee on United Nations. Member Canon Law Society American (president 1941-1942).

Connections

father:
James Henry Griffiths

mother:
Helen Agatha (O’Neill) Griffiths