Philip Joseph Garrigan

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The Right Reverend
Philip J. Garrigan, DD
Bishop of Sioux City
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Sioux City
In office March 21, 1902 – October 14, 1919
Predecessor None
Successor Edmond Heelan
Ordination June 11, 1870
Consecration May 25, 1902
by Thomas Daniel Beaven
Personal details
Born (1840-09-08)September 8, 1840
Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland
Died October 14, 1919(1919-10-14) (aged 79)
Sioux City, Iowa

Philip Joseph Garrigan (September 8, 1840 – October 14, 1919) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the first bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa from 1902 to 1919.


Garrigan was born in Whitegate, Ireland in 1840, he came to the United States with his parents, and received his elementary education in the public schools of Lowell, Massachusetts. He pursued his classical course at St. Charles's College, Ellicott City, Maryland, and courses of philosophy and theology at the Provincial Seminary of New York at Troy, where he was ordained on June 11, 1870. After a short term as curate of St. John's Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, he was appointed director of the Troy seminary for three years; and was for fourteen years afterwards pastor of St. Bernard's Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. In the fall of 1888 he was appointed first vice-rector of the Catholic University at Washington, D.C., which position he also held for fourteen years. He was named Bishop of Sioux City on March 21, 1902, and consecrated at the see of his home diocese, Springfield, Massachusetts, on May 25 of the same year, by the Right Rev. T.D. Beaven, and on June 18 following took possession of his see. He died at age 79.

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This article incorporates text from the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article "Sioux City" by Bishop Philip Garrigan himself, a publication now in the public domain.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Sioux City
Succeeded by
Edmond Heelan