Patrick Feehan

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Right Reverend
Patrick A. Feehan
Archbishop of Chicago
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Church Roman Catholic Church
See Chicago
In office September 10, 1880 – July 12, 1902
Predecessor James Duggan
Successor James Edward Quigley
Ordination November 1, 1852
Consecration November 12, 1865
Personal details
Born (1829-08-28)August 28, 1829
Killenaulee, Ireland
Died July 12, 1902(1902-07-12) (aged 72)
Chicago, Illinois
Previous post Bishop of Nashville

Patrick Augustine Feehan (August 28, 1829 – July 12, 1902), was an Irish Born, U.S. Catholic bishop. He served as the fifth Bishop and first Archbishop of Chicago between 1880 and 1902, during which the church in Chicago was elevated to an archdiocese. Prior to moving to Chicago, Feehan served as the third bishop of the Diocese of Nashville. Feehan was ordained to the priesthood on November 1, 1852. He was appointed Bishop of Nashville on June 7, 1865 and he was ordained bishop on November 12, 1865. On September 10, 1880, he was appointed to the Chicago Diocese.[1]

Patrick Augustine Feehan was born in Killenaulee, County Tipperary, in Ireland, aged 16 he went to study at Castleknock College as an ecclesiastic student, where he befriended Charles Russell, in January 1847 he entered Maynooth College where he spent five years. In 1852 he left for the United States, his family had emigrated there two years earlier.[2]


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  2. ^ The Life of Patrick Augstine Feehan Rev. Cornelius James Kirkfleet OP, Open Library, Matre & Company Ltd., Chicago, 1922.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
James Whelan
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville.svg
Bishop of Nashville

Succeeded by
Joseph Rademacher