John Lancaster Spalding biography

John Lancaster Spalding

Religious Leader

1840 – 1916

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Who was John Lancaster Spalding?

John Lancaster Spalding was an American author, poet, advocate for higher education, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria from 1877 to 1908 and a co-founder of The Catholic University of America.

Peoria's Catholic high school for boys, Spalding Institute, was named for him; the school was closed in 1989 during the Peoria Notre Dame High School merger. Spalding Hall at The Catholic University of America is also named for him.

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Born
Jun 2, 1840
Lebanon
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Peoria
Died
Aug 25, 1916
Peoria

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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