James William Malone

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The Most Reverend

James William Malone
Bishop of Youngstown
ChurchCatholic Church
AppointedMay 2, 1968
In officeMay 2, 1968—December 5, 1995
PredecessorEmmet M. Walsh
SuccessorThomas Joseph Tobin
OrdinationMay 26, 1945
ConsecrationMarch 24, 1960
Personal details
Born(1920-03-08)March 8, 1920
Youngstown, Ohio
DiedApril 9, 2000(2000-04-09) (aged 80)
Youngstown, Ohio
Previous postAuxiliary Bishop of Youngstown (1960-1968)
Ordination history of
James William Malone
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byEmmet M. Walsh (Youngstown)
DateMarch 24, 1960
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by James William Malone as principal consecrator
William Anthony HughesSeptember 12, 1974
Benedict Charles FranzettaSeptember 4, 1980

James William Malone (March 8, 1920—April 9, 2000) was a 20th-century American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Youngstown in the state of Ohio from 1968-1995.[1]


A native of Youngstown, Ohio Malone was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Youngstown on May 26, 1945.[2] On January 2, 1960 Pope John XXIII named him the Titular Bishop of Alabanda and Auxiliary Bishop of Youngstown. He was consecrated a bishop on March 24, 1960 by Bishop Emmet M. Walsh of Youngstown. The co-consecrators were Bishops Clarence George Issenmann of Columbus and John Joseph Krol Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland. From 1962-65 Bishop Malone attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Paul VI appointed him the third bishop of Youngstown on May 2, 1968, following the death of Bishop Walsh. He served the diocese as its bishop for 27 years. From 1983-86 Bishop Malone served as the President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference. On December 5, 1995 Pope John Paul II accepted his resignation and he became Bishop Emeritus.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop James William Malone [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Youngstown". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  3. ^ "Bishop James William Malone". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2010-05-13.[self-published source]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Emmet M. Walsh
Bishop of Youngstown
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Tobin
Preceded by
John R. Roach
President of the NCCB/USCC
Succeeded by
John L. May