John Matheson (bishop)

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This article is about the Scottish bishop. For the Canadian lawyer, judge and politician, see John Matheson.

John Alexander Matheson (1901–1950) was a Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Aberdeen from 1947 to 1950.[1]

Born in Tomintoul, Moray on 28 April 1901, he was ordained a priest on 7 March 1925. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen by the Holy See on 2 August 1947, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 24 September 1947. The principal consecrator was Archbishop Andrew Thomas McDonald, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Kenneth Grant and Bishop (later Archbishop) James Donald Scanlan.[1]

He died in office on 5 July 1950, aged 49.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bishop John Alexander Matheson at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 October 2010.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
George Henry Bennett
Bishop of Aberdeen
1947–1950
Succeeded by
Francis Raymond Walsh