Friday, June 1, 2012

RT. Rev. Michael J. Hoban

RT. Rev. Michael J. Hoban was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton in 1896.  He also served on the Scranton Public Library Board of Directors in the early 1900's.  The picture above was believed to have been taken when he served on the board for the library.

Rt. Rev. Hoban was born on June 6, 1853 in New Jersey, but grew up in Hawley Pennsylvania.  Educated at home and having attended many collages and seminary's including the American College in Rome.  He was ordained a priest on May 22, 1885 and became a pastor at St. John's Church in Troy. During his time he served on many institutions including president of St. Patrick's Orphan Asylum, director of the State Hospital, and West Mountain Sanatorium. 

*The information obtained for this article was gathered from Frederick Hitchcock's History of Scranton.*

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