Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Bishop Edgar P. Wadhams, D.D. First
Bishop of Ogdensburg



 May 5, 1872 - Decemeber 5, 1891

Former Vicar General of Albany, NY

Born - Lewis, NY 1817

Bishop Edgar P. Wadhams, D.D. First
Bishop Henry Gabriels
Second Bishop of Ogdensburg



 May 5, 1892 - April 23, 1921

Former Rector St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy, NY

Born - Wannegem-Lede, Belgium, 1838

Bishop Henry Gabriels

Bishop Joseph Henry Conroy,   D.D.
Third Bishop of Ogdensburg 



January 18, 1921 - March 20, 1939

Former Auxiliary Bishop of Ogdensburg

Born - Watertown, NY 1858

Bishop Joseph Henry Conroy, D.D.

 Bishop Francis Joseph   Monaghan, S.T.D.
Fourth Bishop of Ogdensburg



May 2, 1939 - November 13, 1942

Former Coadjutor of Diocese of Ogdensburg

Born - Newark, NJ 1890

 Bishop Francis Joseph Monaghan, S.T.D.

 Bishop Bryan Joseph McEntegart
Fifth Bishop of Ogdensburg


August 9, 1943 - August 18, 1953

Former Organizer of Catholic Charities

Born - Manhattan, NY 1893

Appointed - Rector of Catholic University, Wash. DC

& Later Bishop of Brooklyn, NY

 Bishop Bryan Joseph McEntegart

 Bishop Walter Philip Kellenberg,   D.D.
Sixth Bishop of Ogdensburg



March 25, 1954 - May 26, 1957

Former Auxiliary Bishop of New York

Born - New York, NY 1901

Appointed - Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY

 Bishop Walter Philip Kellenberg, D.D.

 Bishop James Johnston Navagh,   D.D.
Seventh Bishop of Ogdensburg



June 14, 1957 - May 8, 1963

Former Auxiliary Bishop of Raleigh, NC

Born - Buffalo, NY 1901

Appointed - Bishop Of Paterson, NJ

 Bishop James Johnston Navagh, D.D.

 Bishop Leo Richard Smith,   Ph.D., J.C.D.
Eighth Bishop of Ogdensburg



May 13, 1963 - October 9, 1963

Former Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo

Born - Attica, NY 1905

 Bishop Leo Richard Smith, Ph.D., J.C.D.

 Bishop Thomas Andrew   Donnellan, J.C.D.
Ninth Bishop of Ogdensburg



April 13, 1964 - July 14, 1968

Former Rector of the Major Seminary of New York

Born - Bronx, NY 1914

Appointed Archbishop of Atlanta, GA

 Bishop Thomas Andrew Donnellan, J.C.D.

 Bishop Stanislaus Joseph   Brzana, S.T.D.
Tenth Bishop of Ogdensburg



October 22, 1968 - November 11, 1993

Former Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo

Born - Buffalo, NY 1917

Retired at age 75

Bishop Stanislaus Joseph Brzana, S.T.D 

 Bishop Paul S. Loverde,   S.T.L., J.C.L.
Eleventh Bishop of Ogdensburg



January 17, 1994 - January 25, 1999

Former Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford, CT

Born - Framingham, MA 1940

Appointed Bishop of Arlington, VA 

Bishop Paul S. Loverde, S.T.L., J.C.L.

 Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito,   D.D., J.C.L.
Twelfth Bishop of Ogdensburg



January 7, 2000 - July 1, 2003

Former Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, NY

Born - Brooklyn, NY 1950

Appointed Bishop of Palm Beach, FL

Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, D.D., J.C.L.

 Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, D.D., J.C.L.
          Thirteenth Bishop of Ogdensburg



May 18, 2004 - April 21, 2009

Rector of St. Louis Church of Buffalo, NY

Born - Buffalo, NY 1943

Appointed Bishop of Syracuse, NY

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, D.D., J.C.L.