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Joseph Raphael Crimont

bishop , Catholic priest

Joseph Raphael Crimont, French bishop. Member Catholic Society of Alaska (president).; Member Knights of Columbus.

Background

Crimont, Joseph Raphael was born on February 2, 1858 in Ferrières, near Amiens, France. Son of Joseph and Alexandrine (Niquet) Crimont.

Education

Student College La Providence, Amiens, 1869-1875.

Career

He served as the Vicar Apostolic of Alaska from 1917-45. On March 28, 1904 he was named the third Prefect Apostolic of Alaska. Pope Benedict XV named him Titular Bishop of Ammaedara and the first Vicar Apostolic of Alaska on February 15, 1917.

He was consecrated on July 25, 1917 by Archbishop Alexander Christie of Oregon City. The co-consecrators were Bishops Edward John O'Dea of Seattle and Augustine Francis Schinner of Spokane. Pope Pius XI named Walter James Fitzgerald, SJ as Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic on December 14, 1938.

He served the vicariate until his death on May 20, 1945.

Membership

Member Catholic Society of Alaska (president). Member Knights of Columbus.

Connections

father:
Joseph Crimont

mother:
Alexandrine (Niquet) Crimont