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SCANLAN, Lawrence, R. C. bishop, born in Ballintarsna, County Tipperary, Ireland, 29 September, 1843. He studied classics in Thurles in 1860, and in 1863 entered the mission college of All Hallows, Dublin, to prepare for the priesthood. He was ordained priest in 1868, and immediately embarked for the United States, where he was appointed assistant pastor of St. Patrick's church, San Francisco. In 1871 he was sent to Pioche, Nevada, which had become suddenly a place of great importance, owing to the discovery of mines. He built a church, the first in this part of the state, and was bringing about a marked change in the reckless lives of the miners, when, in 1873, he was transferred to Salt Lake City. A few years afterward he was appointed vicar forane of the territory of Utah. In this post, he gave proof of financial ability as well as missionary zeal. After liquidating a heavy debt on the church in Salt Lake, he secured a site for an academy in 1875. To collect funds for the purpose he travelled on horseback night and day through every part of the territory, and before the end of the year he succeeded in erecting the finest building of the kind in Utah. He afterward built five churches, five schools, and two hospitals. In 1881 he erected a fine hospital in Salt Lake City. In 1886 he founded the College of All Hallows, which is the largest school-building within a range of 1,000 miles. Dr. Scanlan was his own architect and superintendent in erecting these buildings, all of which were built by the contributions of the Roman Catholics of Utah without aid from any other quarter. He was appointed vicar apostolic of Utah territory in 1887.
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