Joseph Bernardin

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Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Nov 14, 1996 (68)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Nov 14, 1996 (68)

About

American Cardinal of the Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Chicago from 1982 to 1996.

Before Fame

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Saint Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland in 1948.

Trivia

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton in the weeks before the former's death.

Family Life

His parents were both Italian immigrants.

Associated With

He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 1983.