James Daniel Niedergeses

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James Daniel Niedergeses (February 2, 1917 – November 16, 2007) was an American Roman Catholic bishop who served as the ninth bishop of Nashville serving from 1975 to 1992.


Niedergeses born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on May 20, 1944 in Nashville. Before becoming bishop he spent 11 years in Chattanooga, the majority of his time there as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. [1]

On April 8, 1975, Pope Paul VI appointed Niedergeses Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville and he was consecrated on May 20, 1975. He retired on October 13, 1992.[2]

He died, aged 90, at Saint Thomas Hospital [3] in Nashville.[4]


Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Joseph Aloysius Durick
Bishop of Nashville
Succeeded by
Edward Urban Kmiec