William Henry Bullock

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Most Reverend
William H. Bullock, DD
Bishop of Madison
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Madison
In office April 13, 1993 – May 23, 2003
Predecessor Cletus F. O'Donnell
Successor Robert C. Morlino
Ordination June 7, 1952
Consecration August 12, 1980
by John Robert Roach
Personal details
Born (1927-04-13)April 13, 1927
Maple Lake, Minnesota
Died April 3, 2011(2011-04-03) (aged 83)
Madison, Wisconsin
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William Henry Bullock (April 13, 1927 – April 3, 2011) was an American Roman Catholic churchman. At the time of his death, he was Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Madison.[1]

Born in Maple Lake, Minnesota, Bullock attended Saint Paul Seminary before being ordained a priest on June 7, 1952, for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He taught religion for a number of years at Saint Thomas Military Academy (later renamed Saint Thomas Academy), an archdiocesan high school. He was also the Headmaster at St. Thomas Academy.

Bullock was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of that diocese and Titular Bishop of Natchesium on June 3, 1980, by Pope John Paul II, and was ordained bishop on August 12, 1980. On February 10, 1987, he was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines by Pope John Paul II. On April 13, 1993, Pope John Paul II appointed Bullock the third Bishop of the Diocese of Madison. On May 23, 2003, Bullock retired.[2][3]


  1. ^ Former Madison Bishop Dies
  2. ^ "The Most Reverend William H. Bullock". The Catholic Herald. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ Cheney, David. "Bishop William Henry Bullock". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Maurice John Dingman
Bishop of Des Moines
Succeeded by
Joseph Leo Charron