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Karl Joseph Alter, Spanish archbishop. member adminstrv; member central prep; member Commn.

Background

Alter, Karl Joseph was born on August 18, 1885 in Toledo. Son of John and Elizabeth (Kuttner) Alter.

Education

Student St. Mary’s Sem.

Career

Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1910. Pastor St. Mary’s Parish, Leipsic, O., 1910-1912. Assistant pastor St. John’s Parish, Lima, O., 1912-1914, director Diocesan charities, 1914-1929, also professor sociology all colls.

St. John’s U.; director National School Social Service, Washington, 1929-1931. Appointed bishop of Toledo (O.), 1931, consecrated, 1931. Archbishop Cincinnati, 1950-1969.

Titular archbishop of Minora, 1969-1977. Named assistant to the Papal Throne, 1950. Assistant bishop, social action department National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1935-1942, member administrative board, chairman social action department, 1942-1950, treasurer, vice chairman administrative board, 1950-1952, chairman administrative board, 1952-1955, 58-62, secretary administrative board, 1962-1966, vice chairman administrative board, department chairman lay orgns., 1956-1958.

Member central preparatory commission II Vatican Council, 1959-1962. Member Common for Bishops and Government of Dioceses, 1962-1965.

Membership

Member adminstrv; member central prep. Member Commn.

Connections

father:
John Alter

mother:
Elizabeth (Kuttner) Alter