Irish American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1970 to 1985.
He obtained his doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, in 1938.
He was a cardinal elector in both 1978 papal conclaves, which elected Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II.
He left his family in his native Ireland to follow a call for priests in the United States and moved to California in 1928.
He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973 by Pope Paul VI.