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John Carroll

John Carroll (January 8, 1735 - December 3, 1815) was born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He joined the Jesuits in 1753 and was ordained a priest in 1761. He was appointed the first bishop in the United States on November 6, 1789 and the first Roman Catholic archbishop in the US in 1808. John Carroll University is named in his honor.

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