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John Edmund Fitzmaurice

John Edmund Fitzmaurice
Bishop of Erie
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Erie
In office 15 September 1899 – 18 June 1920
Predecessor Tobias Mullen
Successor John Mark Gannon
Orders
Ordination 21 December 1862
Consecration 24 February 1898
Personal details
Born (1839-01-08)January 8, 1839
Newtown-Sandes, County Kerry, Ireland
Died June 18, 1920(1920-06-18) (aged 81)
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Previous post Coadjutor Bishop of Erie (1898-1899)

John Edmund Fitzmaurice (January 8, 1839 – June 18, 1920) was the fourth Roman Catholic Bishop of Erie (1899–1920).

Fitzmaurice was born in Bishop of Wilmington (1925-60).

On December 14, 1897, Fitzmaurice was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Erie and Titular Bishop of Amisus by Pope Leo XIII.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on February 24, 1898 from Archbishop Patrick John Ryan, with Bishops Ignatius Frederick Horstmann and Edmond Francis Prendergast serving as co-consecrators.[2] He succeeded Tobias Mullen as Bishop on September 15, 1899.[2] During his 21-year-long tenure, Fitzmaurice established several parishes and dedicated St. Peter's Cathedral (1911).[3] He later died at age 81.

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Catholic Church titles
New title — TITULAR —
Bishop of Amisus
14 December 1897 – 15 September 1899
Vacant
Title next held by
Aquilino Ferreyra y Alvarez
Preceded by
Tobias Mullen
Bishop of Erie
15 September 1899 – 18 June 1920
Succeeded by
John Mark Gannon
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