Augustine Francis Schinner
He was educated at St. Francis Seminary, and was ordained to the priesthood on March 7, 1886, by Archbishop Michael Heiss of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. After serving for one year as a pastor, he was a member of the faculty of St. Francis Seminary from 1887 to 1893. From 1893 to 1905, he was chancellor and vicar general of the archdiocese of Milwaukee.
On May 13, 1905, Pope Pius X appointed him the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Superior in Superior, Wisconsin; he was ordained a bishop on July 25, 1905. He resigned in 1913, and a year later, on March 18, 1914, Bishop Schinner was appointed first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane in Spokane, Washington; he was installed on April 18, 1914.
- "Schinner, Augustin Francis". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921.
- Bishop Augustine Francis Schinner biography at catholic-hierarchy.org
- Superior, Wisconsin, Diocese at catholic-hierarchy.org
- Spokane, Washington, Diocese at catholic-hierarchy.org
- Bishop Augustine Francis Schinner, Wisconsin Historical Society
- Bishop Augustine F. Schinner, Dictionary of Wisconsin History, the Wisconsin State Historical Society
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