Joseph Gregory Vath
Bishop Joseph Gregory Vath, born March 12, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a Roman Catholic bishop and the first Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1941. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Mobile-Birmingham on March 4, 1966, and consecrated on May 26, 1966. He was appointed Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, on September 29, 1969, when the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham was split into the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile. He died July 14, 1987.
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