James Cardinal Gibbons

James Cardinal Gibbons

Born: July 23, 1834

Died: March 24, 1921

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Biography: James Gibbons was an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Richmond from 1872 to 1877, and as ninth Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 until his death in 1921. Gibbons was elevated to the cardinalate in 1886, the second American to receive that distinction, after John McCloskey.