Alexander James Quinn

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The Most Reverend

A. James Quinn
Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland
See Titular See of Socia
Appointed October 14, 1983
In office December 5, 1983 – June 14, 2008
Ordination May 24, 1958
Consecration December 5, 1983
by Anthony Michael Pilla
Personal details
Born April 8, 1932
Cleveland, Ohio
Died October 18, 2013(2013-10-18) (aged 81)
Westlake, Ohio

Alexander James Quinn (April 8, 1932 – October 18, 2013) was a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland in the state of Ohio from 1983 until 2008.


Quinn was born in Cleveland to Alexander J. and Mary (Garvey) Quinn,[1] and he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 24, 1958. He was educated at Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland), St. Charles College in Cantonsville, Maryland, St. Mary's Seminary in Cleveland, the Lateran University in Rome, and Cleveland State University. Quinn earned both a Doctor of Canon Law and Juris Doctor degrees.[2] On October 14, 1983 Pope John Paul II named him Titular Bishop of Socia and Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland. He was consecrated by Bishop Anthony Pilla of Cleveland on December 5, 1983. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati and Auxiliary Bishop Gilbert Sheldon of Cleveland.[3] Bishop Quinn served the diocese as an auxiliary and as the vicar for the western region of the diocese for 24 years. Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation on June 14, 2008, and he took up residence at St. Ladislas parish in Westlake.[4] He died there of natural causes on October 18, 2013 at the age of 81. After his funeral at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, he was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.[1]


  1. ^ a b Obituary (2013-10-22). "Most Reverend A. James Quinn J.C.D., J.D., V.G." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  2. ^ Bunson, Matthew (2010). 2010 Catholic Almanac. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor.
  3. ^ "Bishop Alexander James Quinn". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  4. ^ John Caniglia (2013-10-18). "A. James Quinn, auxiliary bishop of Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, dies". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
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