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Thomas Walsh (archbishop of Newark)

Thomas Joseph Walsh, Jr.
Walsh as the chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo
Born (1873-12-06)December 6, 1873
Died June 6, 1952(1952-06-06) (aged 78)

Thomas Joseph Walsh, Jr. (December 6, 1873 – June 6, 1952) was the first Roman Catholic Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, holding the position from 1937 until his death in 1952.


Thomas Joseph Walsh, Jr. was born in Parkers Landing, Pennsylvania, to Thomas and Helen (Curtin) Walsh. After attending public and parochial schools, he studied at St. Bonaventure's College in Allegany, New York. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop James Edward Quigley on January 27, 1900. He then served as a curate at St. Joseph's Cathedral until the following June 25, when he became chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo and private secretary to Bishop Quigley.

In 1907 Bishop Charles H. Colton sent him to further his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Athenaeum S. Apollinare, from where he earned a doctorate in canon law (June 19, 1907) and later a doctorate in theology (June 19, 1908). Upon his return to Buffalo, he resumed his duties as diocesan chancellor and secretary to the bishop. He was named rector of St. Joseph's Cathedral in 1915.

On May 10, 1918, Walsh was appointed Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey, by [[Pope Benedict

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