Born: Oct. 11, 1920, in Midland, Mich.
Ordination: Ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Saginaw, Mich., June 15, 1946, St. Mary's Cathedral
James A. Hickey in 1980 after presenting his letter of appointment as archbishop.
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Associate pastor, St. Joseph's, Saginaw, 1946
Secretary to Bishop Steven S. Woznicki, Saginaw, 1951-1960
Auxiliary bishop, Saginaw, April 1967 to March 1969
Rector, North American College, Rome, March 1969 to June 1974
Bishop of Cleveland, July 1974 to June 1980
Archbishop of Washington, July 1980 to November 2000
Elevated to cardinal, June 1988