American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church who was the Archbishop of St. Louis from 1980 to 1992.
He studied theology at St. Mary of Lake Seminary in Mundelein in the 1940's.
A big proponent of racial harmony, he ordained J. Terry Steib as St. Louis' first African American auxiliary bishop.
He was raised in Evanston, Illinois by his parents Peter and Catherine.
He was made the sixth Archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, by Pope John Paul II in 1980.