James O'Connor (bishop)

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James O'Connor
Bishop James O'Connor.jpg
Born (1823-09-10)September 10, 1823
Died May 27, 1890
For other people with the same name, see James O'Connor (disambiguation).

James O'Connor, D.D. (September 10, 1823 – May 27, 1890) was the first Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Omaha, Nebraska.


Born in Queenstown, Ireland, he went to America at the age of fifteen. He was educated at St. Charles's Seminary, Philadelphia, and in the Propaganda College, Rome where he was ordained a priest in 1848.

In 1885, the Diocese of Omaha was created, and Bishop O'Connor was appointed its first bishop. Bishop O'Connor died on May 27, 1890.[1][2][3]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
none (diocese erected)
Bishop of Omaha
Succeeded by
Richard Scannell