Henry Regis Granjon

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Henry Regis Granjon (June 15, 1863 – November 9, 1922) was a French-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Tucson from 1900 until his death in 1922.

Biography[edit]

Henry Granjon was born in Saint-Étienne, Loire, to Peter and Jeanne (née Meunier) Granjon.[1] He received his seminary training at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, and in Rome, where he earned a Doctor of Divinity degree.[2] He was ordained to the priesthood on December 17, 1887.[3] He joined the missions at Arizona in 1890.[1] From 1897 to 1900, he was in charge of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, with residence in Baltimore, Maryland.[2]

On April 19, 1900, Granjon was appointed the third Bishop of Tucson by Pope Leo XIII.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on the following June 17 from Cardinal James Gibbons, with Bishops John J. Monaghan and Edward Patrick Allen serving as co-consecrators.[3] At age 59, he died in Brignais while on a trip to meet with Pope Pius XI.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Leonard, John W., ed. (1905). Who's Who in America, 1903-1905. Chicago: A.N. Marquis & Company Publishers. 
  2. ^ a b O'Donnell, John Hugh (1922). The Catholic Hierarchy of the United States, 1790-1922 IV. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Studies in American Church History. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bishop Henry Regis Granjon". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. 
Preceded by
Peter Bourgade
Bishop of Tucson
1900—1922
Succeeded by
Daniel James Gercke