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Thomas James Olmsted, American bishop.


Olmsted, Thomas James was born on January 21, 1947 in Oketo, Kansas, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, St. Thomas Seminary College, 1969. Master of Arts in Theology, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Canon Law, 1979.


Ordained priest Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1973. Associate pastor Cathedral of Risen Christ, Lincoln, 1973—1976. Assistant Secretariat of State of Holy See Pontifical North America College, Rome, 1979—1988.

Pastor St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Seward, Nebraska, 1989—1993. Dean personal formation Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, 1993—1997, rector, 1997—1999. Ordained bishop, 1999.

Coadjutor bishop Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, 1999—2001, bishop, 2001—2003, Diocese of Phoenix, since 2003. Apostolic administrator Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, 2008—2009. Committee member United States Conference Catholic Bishops, since 1999.

Member administrative committee United States Bishops, member committee consecrated life. Board director Catholic Legal Immigration Network.