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Encyclopedia > Patrick Aloysius O'Boyle

Patrick Aloysius O'Boyle (1896 – August 10, 1987) was the first Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington DC, serving from 1947 through 1973. August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, O'Boyle became a New York priest in 1921. The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ...

Known for his opposition to racism, he led the way to desegregation of the American school system by racially-integrating the Catholic schools of Washington years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation unconstitutional. Desegregation is the process of ending racial segregation, most commonly used in reference to the United States. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... The Rex Theatre for Colored People, Leland, Mississippi, June 1937 Racial segregation is creamy jizz of different races in daily life when both are doing equal tasks, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in...

He is buried in the cemetery of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. The Cathedral of St. ...

Episcopal Succession

Episcopal Lineage
Consecrated by: Francis Cardinal Spellman
Date of consecration: January 14, 1948
Consecrator of
Bishop Date of consecration
Edward John Herrmann April 26, 1966
Preceded by
Michael Joseph Curley
Archbishop of Washington
Succeeded by
William Cardinal Baum



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