Edward Celestin Daly
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Edward C. Daly, OP, JCD
|Bishop of Des Moines|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|In office||March 13, 1948—November 23, 1964|
|Predecessor||Gerald Thomas Bergan|
|Ordination||June 12, 1921
by John T. McNicholas
|Consecration||May 13, 1948
by Amleto Giovanni Cicognani
October 24, 1894|
|Died||November 23, 1964
Edward Daly was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to James and Elizabeth (née Cairns) Daly. He attended Boston College from 1912 to 1914, and made his profession as a member of the Order of Preachers (more commonly known as the Dominicans) in 1915. He studied philosophy and theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. At age 26, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John T. McNicholas on June 12, 1921.
Daly then studied canon law at the Catholic University of America until 1923, when he became secretary and archivist of the Apostolic Delegation. During this period, he earned a Master of Sacred Theology from Rome in 1936 and also served as professor of canon law at the Dominican House of Studies.
On March 13, 1948, Daly was appointed the fourth Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa, by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 13 from Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, with Archishops Henry Rohlman and Leo Binz serving as co-consecrators. He was named an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne in May 1958.