Student, St. Thomas School Pilot Point, 1930. Student, Pontifical College Josephinum, Worthington, Ohio, 1943.
On March 9, 1966 he was consecrated Bishop of San Angelo, and on October 29, 1969, he was installed as Bishop of Dallas. During Tschoepe’s administration, 21 counties in East Texas were split off into the new Diocese of Tyler, reducing the Dallas Diocese to 9 counties and a little over 7,000 square miles. As bishop Tschoepe attended a presentation at Holy Trinity Seminary (Dallas) by Paul Shanley, who spoke of the positive effects of sexual relations between adult males and teenagers.
Tschoepe made no objection to this presentation.
Tschoepe retired on July 14, 1990 and was succeeded by Charles Victor Grahmann. During the early part of his retirement he lived and served at Saint Joseph"s parish in Waxahachie, Texas.
In his later years he lived at the Saint Joseph Retirement Center in south Dallas, where he died on January 24, 2009 at age 93.