John L. May Death, Bio

Name John L. May
Date of Birth March 31, 1922
Place of Birth Illinois

John L. May


John L. May was born on March 31, 1922 in Illinois. He died on Mar 24, 1994 (age 71). An American priest who served as the Roman Catholic Church’s Archbishop of St. Louis from 1980 until 1992. He was born in the state of Missouri.

During the 1940s, he attended St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein to further his studies in theology. He was a strong advocate for racial reconciliation, and as such, he was responsible for ordaining J. Terry Steib as the first African American auxiliary bishop in St. Louis. Peter and Catherine, his parents, brought him up in Evanston, Illinois, when he was a child.

John L. May

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