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John Joseph McCort

Right Rev. John Joseph McCort
Bishop of Altoona
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Altoona
In office October 22, 1920—April 21, 1936
Predecessor Eugene A. Garvey
Successor Richard Thomas Guilfoyle
Orders
Ordination October 14, 1883
Consecration September 17, 1912
Personal details
Born (1860-02-16)February 16, 1860
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died April 21, 1936(1936-04-21) (aged 76)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (1912-1920)
Coadjutor Bishop of Altoona (1920)

John Joseph McCort (February 16, 1860 – April 21, 1936) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Altoona, Pennsylvania, from 1920 until his death in 1936.

Biography

McCort was born in

On June 28, 1912, McCort was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia and Titular Bishop of Azotus by Pope Pius X.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following September 17 from Archbishop Edmond Francis Prendergast, with Bishop John W. Shanahan and John Edmund Fitzmaurice serving as co-consecrators, at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul.[2] He was named Coadjutor Bishop of Altoona on January 27, 1920, and succeeded the late Eugene A. Garvey as the second Bishop of Altoona on October 22 of that year.[2]

McCort remained at Altoona until his death at age 76.

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Preceded by
Eugene A. Garvey
Bishop of Altoona
1920–1936
Succeeded by
Richard Thomas Guilfoyle
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