John Joseph Dougherty

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Most Reverend

John J. Dougherty
Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Cotenna
AppointedNovember 17, 1962
In officeJanuary 24, 1963 – September 18, 1982
OrdinationJuly 23, 1933
ConsecrationJanuary 24, 1963
by Thomas Aloysius Boland
Personal details
BornSeptember 16, 1907
Jersey City, New Jersey
DiedMarch 20, 1986(1986-03-20) (aged 78)

John Joseph Dougherty (September 16, 1907 – March 20, 1986) was a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark from 1963 to 1982.


Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, John Dougherty was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark on July 23, 1933.

On November 17, 1962 Pope John XXIII appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Cotenna and Auxiliary Bishop of Newark. He was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Thomas Boland on January 24, 1963. The principal co-consecrators were Bishop James McNulty of Paterson and Newark Auxiliary Bishop Martin Stanton.

Dougherty attended two of the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). He continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his resignation was accepted by Pope John Paul II on September 18, 1982.

He died at the age of 78 on March 20, 1986.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop John Joseph Dougherty". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-07-17.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey
Succeeded by