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Leo R. Smith, American bishop.

Background

Smith, Leo R. was born on August 31, 1905 in Attica, New York, United States. Son of Adam Henry and Mary J. (O’Neill) Smith.

Education

Student Holy Angels Parochial School, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Ins.

Career

Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1929. Assistant Old Cathedral and Chancery, Buffalo, 1932-1935, assistant chancellor, 1935-1946. Diocesan director Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, 1935-1941.

Diocesan director youth activities, 1941-1946. Private chamberlain to Pope Pius XII. 1942-1946. Chancellor Diocese of Buffalo, May 1946.

Domestic Prelate, October 1946. Consecrated titular Bishop of Marida, September 1952, Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo, September 1952, Vicar General, 1953. Appointed Episcopal moderator of National Apostleship of the Sea, 1961.

Installed bishop, Ogdensburg, New York, 1963.

Connections

father:
Adam Henry Smith

mother:
Mary J. (O’Neill) Smith