Alfred Jolson

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His Excellency
Alfred James Jolson
Bishop of Reykjavík
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Reykjavík
In office February 6, 1988 – March 21, 1994
Predecessor Msgr. Hendrik H. Frehen S.M.M.
Successor Msgr. Joannes B.M. Gijsen
Ordination 14 June 1958
Consecration 6 February 1988
by John Joseph O'Connor
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born (1928-06-18)June 18, 1928
Bridgeport, United States
Died March 21, 1994(1994-03-21) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, USA
Nationality  American

Alfred James Jolson, S.J. (June 18, 1928 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. – March 21, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.), was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and former Bishop of the Diocese of Reykjavík, Iceland.[1]

After several years of teaching in various Jesuit educational institutions in the United States (including Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia), Italy and Iraq, Jolson was appointed to the Diocese of Reykjavík by Pope John Paul II in 1987. Jolson died suddenly in 1994.[2]

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