Adolph Marx (bishop)

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Most Reverend
Adolph Marx
Bishop of Brownsville
Church Catholic Church
Appointed July 9, 1965
Installed September 2, 1965
Term ended November 1, 1965
Successor Humberto Sousa Medeiros
Ordination May 2, 1940
Consecration October 9, 1956
by Mariano Simon Garriga
Personal details
Born (1915-02-18)February 18, 1915
Cologne, Germany
Died November 1, 1965(1965-11-01) (aged 50)

Adolph Marx (February 18, 1915  – November 1, 1965) served as the first Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, in Brownsville, Texas.


Born in Cologne, Germany, Marx was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Corpus Christi on May 2, 1940. On July 6, 1956, Pope Pius XII appointed Marx auxiliary bishop of the Corpus Christi Diocese and he was consecrated on October 9, 1956. On July 9, 1965, Pope Paul VI appointed Marx of the Brownsville Diocese and he was installed on September 2, 1965.[1] On November 1, 1965, Bishop Marx died suddenly.[2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Adolph Marx". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Brownsville
Succeeded by
Humberto Sousa Medeiros
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Corpus Christi
Succeeded by