Niagara County

1897 Biography - Patrick McHale

McHale, The Very Rev. Patrick, C. M., was born in Ireland in 1854, and was partly educated in that country. He attended St. Mary's College at Montreal, Can.; St. Vincent's at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and later St. Vincent's Seminary, at Germantown, Pa., where he was ordained by the late Archbishop Wood. His first assignment was to St. John's College at Brooklyn, N. Y., and from there he went to the Scholasticate at Germantown, Pa., as a professor, remaining for several years; when he was chosen as president of St. Vincent's College at Cape Girardeau. He later became pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Baltimore, Md., where he remained for seven years. He was then chosen (in 1894) as president of the Niagara University, and still remains in that capacity, this (1897) being the third year of his office.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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