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date: 12 April 2021

Corrigan, Michael Augustinelocked

(13 August 1839–05 May 1902)
  • Patrick W. Carey

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Corrigan, Michael Augustine (13 August 1839–05 May 1902), third Catholic archbishop of New York, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Mary English and Thomas Corrigan, a prosperous wholesale grocer and real estate dealer who emigrated from Ireland in 1829. By the 1850s he had become one of the wealthiest Catholics in Newark, enabling his son Michael to attend private schools in Newark and Wilmington, Delaware. In 1855 Michael matriculated at Mount St. Mary’s College at Emmitsburg, Maryland, and graduated in 1859. From 1857 to 1858, in the middle of his college career, the Corrigans sent him on a grand tour of Europe to broaden his experience and cultural education. After he decided to study for the priesthood, Newark’s bishop ...

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