American Roman Catholic cleric who was installed as the ninth Archbishop of St. Louis in 2009.
He received a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from the St. Paul Seminary in 1966.
He survived stage-four bladder cancer, which he was diagnosed with in the 1990's.
His father served in the US Navy on a destroyer in Guam before becoming an insurance salesman.
He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis by Pope John Paul II in 1983.