Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman (1889–1967)

Archbishop of New York, 1939–1967

Born in Massachusetts, Spellman was ordained to the priesthood in 1916. As Archbishop of New York and vicar for the U.S. military services, he was the premier spokesman for Catholicism in the country during the 1940s and 1950s and used his position to support American intervention in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.


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 R. Gannon, The Cardinal Spellman Story

J. Cooney, The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman