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Alexander James Quinn

Alexander James Quinn (April 8, 1932 – October 18, 2013) was a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland in the state of Ohio from 1983 until 2008.

Biography

Quinn was born in Cleveland. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 24, 1958. He was educated at St. Charles College in Cantonsville, Maryland, St. Mary's Seminary in Cleveland, the Lateran University in Rome, and Cleveland State University. Quinn earned both a Doctor of Canon Law and Juris Doctor degrees.[1] On October 14, 1983 Pope John Paul II named him Titular Bishop of Socia and Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland. He was ordained a bishop by Bishop Anthony Michael Pilla of Cleveland on December 5, 1983. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Daniel Edward Pilarczyk of Cincinnati and Bishop Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon, Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland. Bishop Quinn served the diocese as an auxiliary for 24 years when Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation on June 14, 2008.[2] He died of natural causes on October 18, 2013.

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