Jerome Hannan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jerome Hannan

Catholic bishop

Date of Birth: 29-Nov-1896

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 15-Dec-1965

Profession: Catholic priest

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jerome Hannan

  • Jerome Daniel Hannan (November 29, 1896 – December 15, 1965) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • He served as Bishop of Scranton from 1954 until his death. Hannan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to James and Rose (née Tiernan) Hannan.
  • He studied at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1916, and then at St.
  • Vincent's Seminary in Latrobe, earning a Doctor of Divinity in 1920.
  • He was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1921.
  • He then served as administrator of Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport and curate at Holy Rosary Church in Pittsburgh until 1923, when he became chaplain at Mount Mercy Academy.
  • He was also private secretary to Bishop Hugh Charles Boyle from 1923 to 1931. Hannan earned a Bachelor of Laws from Duquesne in 1931, and a Doctor of Canon Law from the School of Canon Law at Washington, D.C.
  • in 1934.
  • He also served as assistant chancellor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (1934-1939), administrator of St.
  • Paul's Cathedral (1937-1939), and associate professor of canon law (1940-1951) and vice-rector (1951-1954) at Catholic University of America.
  • He also served as editor of the journal The Jurist: Studies in Church Law and Ministry.On August 17, 1954, Hannan was appointed the fifth Bishop of Scranton by Pope Pius XII.
  • He received his episcopal consecration on the following September 21 from Archbishop Amleto Cicognani, with Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle and Bishop Henry Klonowski serving as co-consecrators, in Washington, D.C.
  • During his tenure, he oversaw the construction of the Chancery building and Saint Pius X Seminary. Hannan died in Rome in 1965, where he was preparing for the closing session of the Second Vatican Council, at age 69. In 2018, a University of Scranton hall named in his honor was renamed for two former students who died in crashes, after he was discovered by a Pennsylvania grand jury to have covered up child sex abuse.

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