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McNIERNEY, Francis, R. C. bishop, born in New York city, 25 April, 1828. He received his early education at private schools in New York, and then went to Montreal, where, after completing his clerical education, he entered the seminary of the Sulpicians for the study of theology and philosophy. He was ordained in St. Patrick's cathedral, New York, 17 August, 1854, and made private secretary of Archbishop McCloskey, which post he held for seventeen years, until, in 1871, he was appointed titular bishop of Rhesina and coadjutor of Albany. He was consecrated in St. Patrick's cathedral, New York, 21 April, 1871. On 19 February, 1874, he was appointed administrator of the diocese of Albany, and on 12 October, 1877, became bishop of that see by the right of succession. He has administered both the spiritual and temporal affairs of his diocese with great success. He was present at the 3d plenary council of Baltimore in November, 1884, and took an active part in the discussions of that body.
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