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educator , historian , priest

John Patrick Gallagher, American priest, historian, educator. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1951. Named Reverend Monsignor Pope Paul VI, 1976.


Gallagher, John Patrick was born on July 10, 1924 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Michael J. and Beatrice (Peyton) Gallagher.


Associate of Arts, St. Charles College, Catonsville, Maryland, 1944. Bachelor, University Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1946. Master of Arts, Catholic University America, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, Catholic University America, 1964.


Pastor, St. David's Parish, Scranton, 1970-1973;pastor, Holy Rosary Parish, Scranton, 1973-1986;pastor, Christ the King Parish, Dunmore, Pennsylvania, 1986-1997;pastor emeritus, Christ the King Parish, Dunmore, Pennsylvania, since 1997;professor of history, St. Pius X Seminary, Dalton, Pennsylvania, 1962-1973;historian, Diocese of Scranton, 1964-1997. Professorial lecturer U. Scranton, 1967-1973, lecturer history Marywood College, Scranton, 1968-1970. Board education Diocese of Scranton, 1976-1979, president, 1978-1979.

President, Executive Board Bishops Hannan and Klonowski H.S., 1973-1983;president, board pastors West Catholic H.S., Scranton, 1971-1973, Bishop HannanH.S., Scranton, 1975-1977.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1951.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Scranton, Labor and Politics, 1961, Scranton, Industry and Politics, 1964, A Century of History: The Diocese of Scranton, 1968, Saint John Neponucene and the Diocese of Scranton, 1977, The Polish National Catholic Church: Its Roman Catholic Origins, 1990, A Second Century Begins: The Diocese of Scranton Begins, 1968-1993. Associate editor The Catholic Light, 1967-1984. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board of directors Scranton Public Library., 1976-1984, president of the board, 1982-1984. Member American History Association, American Church History Association, American Catholic History Association, American Catholic History Society Philadelphia (contributor Dimension: A Journal of Pastoral Concern), Lackawanna History Society, St. Peter's Alumni Association of London (Canada).


Michael J. Gallagher

Beatrice (Peyton) Gallagher