American prelate of the Catholic Church who was installed as the Archbishop of Seattle in 2010.
He received a Bachelor's in English from St. Meinrad College in Indiana in 1974.
He was put in charge of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a prominent group for nuns in the United States in 2012.
He is the youngest of five children.
He was appointed the sixth Bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, by Pope John Paul II in 2000.