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Francis Peter Leipzig

Francis Peter Leipzig (June 29, 1895—January 17, 1981) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Baker from 1950 to 1971.


Francis Leipzig was born in Eugene.

On July 18, 1950, Leipzig was appointed the third Bishop of Baker by Pope Pius XII.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following September 12 from Archbishop Edward Daniel Howard, with Archbishop Edwin Vincent O'Hara and Bishop Edward Joseph Kelly serving as co-consecrators. Between 1962 and 1965, he attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council. During his 21-year-long tenure, he built over 95 churches, hospitals, schools, and convents. After reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75, he resigned as bishop on April 26, 1971.[2] Leipzig later died at age 85.


Preceded by
Joseph Francis McGrath
Bishop of Baker
Succeeded by
Thomas Joseph Connolly
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