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Joseph Rancans, Latvian bishop. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1911, consecrated bishop, 1924. Chaplain Russian Army, 1914-1916.

Background

Rancans, Joseph was born on October 25, 1886 in Lyuziniki, Latvia. Came to the United States, 1951. Son of Francis and Joann (Swagis) Rancans.

Career

Professor St. Petersburg (Russia) Seminary, 1911. Envoy Latvian Government to Holy See, 1919. Dean. department Catholic theology University Latvia, 1938.

Catholic deputy Constitutional Assembly of Latvia, 1922. Vice president Latvian Parliament Riga, 1923.

Achievements

  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1911, consecrated bishop, 1924.

Membership

Chaplain Russian Army, 1914-1916.

Connections

father:
Francis Rancans

mother:
Joann (Swagis) Rancans