John Sweeny (bishop)
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|Bishop of Saint John in New Brunswick|
|Installed||November 9, 1859|
|Term ended||March 25, 1901|
|Ordination||September 1, 1844|
May 6, 1821|
|Died||March 25, 1901
Saint John, New Brunswick
Bishop Sweeny was a leading figure in opposition to the Common Schools Act of 1871 enacted by the 22nd New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. He founded the Irish Catholic community of Johnville, New Brunswick.
- "John Sweeny". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
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