|Birth||8 JAN 1735|
|Org.||1789||Georgetown University, Founder|
|Death||3 DEC 1815|
John Carroll, born at Upper Marlboro in 1735, was an eminent prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, and the first archbishop of that Church in the United States. He was educated in France, and when ordained a priest gave his estate to his brother and took the vow of poverty required by the Society of the Jesuits.
At the outbreak of the Revolution he left an honorable position in England, and returned to America to share the trials of his countrymen. He went with his cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Samuel Chase, and Benjamin Franklin, on a mission to Canada, returning home with the latter, with whom he formed a warm and enduring friendship). He was consecrated bishop in 1789, in England, with the title of bishop of Baltimore. He was of... Read More