Thomas Patrick Roger Foley
The Right Reverend
Thomas P. Foley
|Coadjutor Bishop of Chicago|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|In office||November 19, 1869—February 19, 1879|
|Ordination||August 16, 1846|
|Consecration||February 27, 1870|
|Born||March 6, 1822|
|Died||February 19, 1879 (aged 56)|
Thomas Patrick Roger Foley (March 6, 1822 – February 19, 1879) was a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He served as Coadjutor Bishop of Chicago from March 10, 1870 until his death on February 19, 1879.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Foley attended local schools when he was convinced of a calling to Holy Orders. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore on August 16, 1846. On November 19, 1869, he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Chicago. On February 27, 1870, Foley was consecrated titular bishop of Pergamum at the Baltimore Cathedral. The principal consecrator was Bishop William G. McCloskey of Louisville. He was installed as coadjutor bishop at Holy Name Cathedral on March 10. He died in office before he could succeed the Bishop of Chicago.
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