Philip Joseph Garrigan
Philip J. Garrigan, DD
|Bishop of Sioux City|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|In office||March 21, 1902 – October 14, 1919|
|Ordination||June 11, 1870|
|Consecration||May 25, 1902
by Thomas Daniel Beaven
September 8, 1840|
Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland
|Died||October 14, 1919
Sioux City, Iowa
Philip Joseph Garrigan (September 8, 1840 – October 14, 1919) was a Roman Catholic clergyman.
Garrigan was born in Whitegate, Ireland in 1840, he came to the United States with his parents, and received his elementary education in the public schools of Lowell, Massachusetts. He pursued his classical course at St. Charles's College, Ellicott City, Maryland, and courses of philosophy and theology at the Provincial Seminary of New York at Troy, where he was ordained on June 11, 1870. After a short term as curate of St. John's Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, he was appointed director of the Troy seminary for three years; and was for fourteen years afterwards pastor of St. Bernard's Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. In the fall of 1888 he was appointed first vice-rector of the Catholic University at Washington, D.C., which position he also held for fourteen years. He was named Bishop of Sioux City on March 21, 1902, and consecrated at the see of his home diocese, Springfield, Massachusetts, on May 25 of the same year, by the Right Rev. T.D. Beaven, and on June 18 following took possession of his see. He died at age 79.
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