Jan 8, 2009

John Carroll

(Wikipedia) - John Carroll, (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was the first bishop and archbishop in the United States — serving as the ordinary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore. He is also known as the founder of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic university in the United States, and the Georgetown Preparatory School, the oldest Catholic day and boarding school in the United States. John Carroll University, a Jesuit university in University Heights, Ohio; is named in his honor, as is Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, DC and the John Carroll School, in Bel Air, Maryland. Continued

Photo: Portrait of America's first Bishop and Archbishop, John Carroll. Painted by Rembrandt Peale, 1811.