Patrick William Riordan

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Birthday
27, 1841
Birthplace
Chatham, Canada
Death Date
Dec 27, 1914 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1841
Birthplace
Chatham, Canada
Death Date
Dec 27, 1914 (73)

About

Roman Catholic religious leader who held the position of Archbishop of San Francisco from 1884-1914.

Before Fame

He was ordained as a priest in 1865 and, the following year, he became a professor of religious history and law at St. Mary's of the Lake in Chicago, Illinois.

Trivia

He was serving as Archbishop of San Francisco during the city's devastating 1906 earthquake. Following the disaster, he offered prayers and comfort to San Francisco residents who had lost their homes.

Family Life

He was born in New Brunswick, Canada to Mary Dunne Riordan and Matthew Riordan, and he moved to Illinois when he was seven years old.

Associated With

He and William Levada both held the position of Archbishop of San Francisco, California.