Thaddeus J. Butler

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Thaddeus Joseph Butler (November 1, 1833 – July 27, 1897) was an American Roman Catholic priest and bishop-elect.

Butler was born in Limerick, Ireland. He studied at All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland and at the Propaganda College in Rome, Italy. He emigrated to the United States and was ordained to the priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. He was pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Chicago and taught at St. Mary's Seminary. During the American Civil War, he served as chaplain for the Union Army. On July 5, 1897, Butler was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Concordia (now the Diocese of Salina). However, he died, in Rome, before he was ordained bishop.[1][2]


  1. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina-History
  2. ^ 'Bishop-Elect Butler's Memorial,' Atlantic Weekly Telegraphy (Iowa), July 28, 1897, pg. 8

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