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Cardinal Spellman receives Honorary Degree from National University of Ireland at Iveagh House, Dublin
28/10/1953

Francis Joseph, Cardinal Spellman (04/05/1889—02/12/1967) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the sixth Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, having previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston (1932–39). He was created a cardinal in 1946.

Francis Spellman was born in Whitman, Massachusetts, to William and Ellen (née Conway) Spellman. His father (1858–1957), whose own parents had immigrated to the United States from Clonmel and Leighlinbridge in Ireland, worked in shoemaking before becoming a grocer. The eldest of five children, Francis had two brothers, Martin and John, and two sisters, Marian and Helene.

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Cardinal Spellman receives Honorary Degree from National University of Ireland at Iveagh House, Dublin<br />
28/10/1953  <br />
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Francis Joseph, Cardinal Spellman (04/05/1889—02/12/1967) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the sixth Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, having previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston (1932–39). He was created a cardinal in 1946.<br />
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Francis Spellman was born in Whitman, Massachusetts, to William and Ellen (née Conway) Spellman. His father (1858–1957), whose own parents had immigrated to the United States from Clonmel and Leighlinbridge in Ireland, worked in shoemaking before becoming a grocer. The eldest of five children, Francis had two brothers, Martin and John, and two sisters, Marian and Helene.