William Henry Bullock

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The Most Reverend
William H. Bullock, DD
Bishop of Madison
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Madison
In office April 13, 1993 – May 23, 2003
Predecessor Cletus F. O'Donnell
Successor Robert C. Morlino
Ordination June 7, 1952
Consecration August 12, 1980
by John Robert Roach
Personal details
Born (1927-04-13)April 13, 1927
Maple Lake, Minnesota
Died April 3, 2011(2011-04-03) (aged 83)
Madison, Wisconsin
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William Henry Bullock (April 13, 1927 – April 3, 2011) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin from 1993 to 2003. At the time of his death, he was Bishop Emeritus.[1]


Early life and education[edit]

Born in Maple Lake, Minnesota, Bullock attended Saint Paul Seminary before being ordained a priest on June 7, 1952, for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He taught religion for a number of years at Saint Thomas Military Academy (later renamed Saint Thomas Academy), an archdiocesan high school. He was also the Headmaster at St. Thomas Academy.

Auxiliary Bishop, St. Paul and Minneapolis[edit]

Bullock was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese and Titular Bishop of Natchesium on June 3, 1980, by Pope John Paul II, and was consecrated on August 12, 1980.

Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa[edit]

On February 10, 1987, he was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines by Pope John Paul II.

Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin[edit]

On April 13, 1993, Pope John Paul II appointed Bullock the third Bishop of the Diocese of Madison. On May 23, 2003, Bullock retired.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Former Madison Bishop Dies
  2. ^ "The Most Reverend William H. Bullock". The Catholic Herald. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ Cheney, David. "Bishop William Henry Bullock". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop Emeritus of Madison
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cletus F. O'Donnell
Bishop of Madison
Succeeded by
Robert C. Morlino
Preceded by
Maurice John Dingman
Bishop of Des Moines
Succeeded by
Joseph Leo Charron
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Succeeded by