James A. Healy, Portland, ca. 1885

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James A. Healy, Portland, ca. 1885

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Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland James A. Healy, who served in that post from 1875-1900.

Healy was the first African-American Catholic bishop in the United States. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother had both black and white ancestry.

Healy was known as the Children's Bishop for his work with children and widows.

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About This Item

  • Title: James A. Healy, Portland, ca. 1885
  • Creator: Lamson, Portland
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Print from glass negative; photograph
  • Local Code: Photographs--People--Healy
  • Object Type: Image

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