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William Patrick O’Connor

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William Patrick O’Connor, American bishop. Decorated Croix de Guerre with Silver Star (France). Served as chaplain 120th Field Artillery, senior chaplain 32d Division, American Expeditionary Force, rank of captain, World War I.; Member American Catholic Philosophical Association (president 1940), Chicago Society of Catholic Psychologists (president 1940), American Legion. Knights of Columbus.

Background

O’Connor, William Patrick was born on October 18, 1886 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Patrick Dennis and Ellen Anna (McCarthy) O’C.

Education

Student St. Francis Sem.

Career

Ordained to ministry Roman Catholic Church, 1912. Assistant to pastor St. Rosa of Lima Church, Milwaukee, 1912. Professor philosophy St. Francis Seminary.

Director Archdiocesan Socs., 1940-1942. Pastor Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, Milwaukee, 1941-1942. Bishop of the Superior, Wisconsin, Diocese 1942-1946.

Became first bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, March 12, 1946, resigned, 1967. Titular bishop Diocese of Siccessi since 1967.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Concept of the Human Soul According to Saint Augustine, 1921.

Membership

Served as chaplain 120th Field Artillery, senior chaplain 32d Division, American Expeditionary Force, rank of captain, World War I. Member American Catholic Philosophical Association (president 1940), Chicago Society of Catholic Psychologists (president 1940), American Legion. Knights of Columbus.

Connections

father:
Patrick Dennis O’C.

mother:
Ellen Anna (McCarthy) O’C.