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Wilton Daniel Gregory, American archbishop. Named to Martin Luther King Board of Preachers, Morehouse College, 2006, Power 150, Ebony magazine, 2008; recipient Sword of Loyola, St. Louis University, 2004, Cardinal Bernadin award, Catholic Common Ground Initiative, 2006.


Gregory, Wilton Daniel was born on December 7, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Wilton and Ethel Duncan Gregory.


Attended, Niles College, Loyola University, Chicago. Attended, St. Mary of Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois. Doctor of Philosophy in Sacred Liturgy, Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Sant'Anselmo, Rome, 1980.

HHD (honorary), Lewis University, Illinois. HHD (honorary), St. Louis University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Xavier University, Cincinnati.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), McKendree College, Illinois.


Ordained priest Archdiocese of Chicago, 1973. Associate pastor Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Glenview, Illinois. Member faculty St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.

Master of ceremonies to Cardinals Cody and Bernardin. Ordained bishop, 1983. Auxiliary bishop Archdiocese of Chicago, 1983—1994.

Bishop Diocese of Belleville, 1994—2005. Archbishop Archdiocese of Atlanta, since 2005.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1973, ordained bishop, 1983.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, music, racquetball, golf.


Wilton Gregory

Ethel Duncan Gregory