Richard Cushing

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Birthday
24, 1895
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 2, 1970 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1895
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 2, 1970 (75)

About

American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who served as Archbishop of Boston from 1944 to 1970.

Before Fame

He originally wanted to be a politician and would even earn money by speaking for politicians from the back of wagon.

Trivia

He helped foster a better relationship between the Church and the Jewish community and was a key figure in officially absolving the Jew of deicide charge.

Family Life

His parents were both Irish immigrants.

Associated With

He helped presidential candidate John F. Kennedy deflect fears of papal interference in American government, a common fear amongst Americans at the time.