Archbishop John J. Mitty of San Francisco, n.d.

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Archbishop John J. Mitty of San Francisco, n.d.

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John Joseph Mitty (1884-1961) was born in New York City and was ordained to the priesthood in 1906. After earning a doctorate in theology in Rome in 1908, he returned to New York where he served as professor of dogmatic theology at St. Joseph's Seminary. Mitty saw action during World War I, when he served as a chaplain with the U.S. Army. After the war, he continued to act as Catholic chaplain to U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1919-1922. In 1926, Mitty was elevated to the episcopacy as Bishop of Salt Lake City. In 1935, he was appointed fourth Archbishop of San Francisco, and he remained active int he diocese until his death in 1961.


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Harris & Ewing, “Archbishop John J. Mitty of San Francisco, n.d.,” American Catholic History Classroom, accessed January 15, 2019, https://cuomeka.wrlc.org/items/show/125.

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