Francis Spellman

Francis Joseph Spellman (May 4, 1889 – December 2, 1967) was an American bishop and cardinal of the Catholic Church. From 1939 until his death in 1967, he served as the sixth Archbishop of New York; he had previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston from 1932 through 1939. He was created a cardinal in 1946.


Francis Joseph Spellman
Cardinal, Archbishop of New York
Archbishop Francis Spellman in 1946
SeeNew York
AppointedApril 15, 1939
InstalledMay 23, 1939
Term endedDecember 2, 1967
PredecessorPatrick Joseph Hayes
SuccessorTerence Cooke
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
Apostolic Vicar for the United States Armed Forces
Orders
OrdinationMay 14, 1916
by Giuseppe Ceppetelli
ConsecrationSeptember 8, 1932
by Eugenio Pacelli
Created cardinalFebruary 18, 1946
by Pius XII
RankCardinal Priest
Personal details
Birth nameFrancis Joseph Spellman
Born(1889-05-04)May 4, 1889
Whitman, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 1967(1967-12-02) (aged 78)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
BuriedSt. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
NationalityAmerican
ParentsWilliam Spellman & Ellen Conway
Previous post(s)
Alma materFordham University &
Pontifical North American College
MottoSequere Deum
(Follow God)
Coat of arms
Ordination history of
Francis Spellman
History
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byEugenio Pacelli
DateSeptember 8, 1932
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Francis Spellman as principal consecrator
John Francis O'Hara, C.S.C.January 15, 1940
James Francis McIntyreJanuary 8, 1941
William Tibertus McCarty, C.Ss.R.January 25, 1943
Joseph Patrick DonahueMarch 19, 1945
William Richard ArnoldOctober 11, 1945
Thomas John McDonnellSeptember 15, 1947
Patrick O'BoyleJanuary 14, 1948
Joseph Francis FlannellyDecember 16, 1948
James Henry Ambrose GriffithsJanuary 18, 1950
Christopher Joseph WeldonMarch 24, 1950
David Frederick CunninghamJune 8, 1950
Joseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D.January 8, 1953
Lawrence B. CaseyMay 5, 1953
Joseph Maria PerniconeMay 5, 1954
Philip Joseph FurlongJanuary 25, 1956
Charles Arthur Brown, M.M.February 27, 1957
Vincent Ignatius Kennally, S.J.March 25, 1957
John Michael FearnsDecember 10, 1957
John William Comber, M.M.April 9, 1959
John Joseph MaguireJune 29, 1959
Tomás Roberto Manning, O.F.M.July 14, 1959
Luis Aponte MartínezOctober 12, 1960
Alfredo Méndez-Gonzalez, C.S.C.October 28, 1960
Francis Frederick RehJune 29, 1962
Thomas Andrew DonnellanApril 9, 1964
George Theodore Boileau, S.J.July 31, 1964
George Henry GuilfoyleNovember 30, 1964
Juan Fremiot Torres OliverDecember 21, 1964
Terence CookeDecember 13, 1965
William Joseph MoranDecember 13, 1965
John Joseph Thomas RyanMarch 25, 1966
Edwin BroderickMarch 8, 1967