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ADAH Board of Trustees, District 1
Most Reverend Oscar H. Lipscomb, D.D., Ph.D.

 

photo of Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb, D.D., Ph.D.

 

 

Born
September 21, 1931, Mobile, Alabama
Son of Oscar H. Lipscomb, Sr., and Margaret Antoinette Saunders

 

Education
Elemenary: St. Patrick's, Mobile, Alabama, 1937-45
Secondary: McGill Institute, Mobile, Alabama, 1945-49
Collegiate: St. Bernard College, Cullman, Alabama, 1949-51
      North American College, Rome
      Gregorian University, Rome, Ph.B., 1953
Graduate: North American College, Rome
      Gregorian University, Rome, S.T.B., 1955; S.T.L. 1957
      Catholic University, Washington, D.C., M.A., 1960
      Catholic University, Washington, D.C., Ph.D., 1963

 

Ordination to Preisthood
Rome, July 15, 1956

 

Ordination and Installation as Archbishop
Mobile, November 16, 1980

 

Present Position
Archbishop of Mobile

 

Previous Appointments
Graduate Study, 1957-63
Assistant Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Mobile, 1959-65
Teacher, McGill Institute, 1959-60; 1961-62
Vice Chancellor, Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham, 1963-66
Chancellor, 1966-80
Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Mobile, 1966-71
Lecturer in History, Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1971-72
Assistant Pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Mobile, 1971-72
Assistant Pastor, Cathedral, Mobile, 1979-80
Adminstrator, sede vacante, Diocese of Mobile, 1980

 

Trustee
Alabama Department of Archives and History 1979-
      Chairman 1999-
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, 1980-
Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1982-
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1983-98
National Federation of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc., 1988-
St. Joseph Seminary College, St. Benedict, 1980-
St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, 1993-1999

 

Director
President, Catholic Housing of Mobile, Inc.
President, Allen Memorial Home, Inc.
Treasurer, Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Affairs, 1988-

 

Memberships
Catholic Historical Association
American Catholic Historical Society, Philadelphia
Knights of Columbus, Council 666, Mobile; State Chaplain, 1982-83
Advisory Council Mobile Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Historic Mobile Preservation Society
Southern Historical Association
American Catholic Historical Association
Lions Club, Mobile
Mobile Metropolitan YMCA

 

Formerly:
Chairman, Mobile Museum Board, 1966-76
Director, Mobile Museum Board, 1976-88
President, Alabama Historical Association, 1971-72
President, Mobile Senate of Priests, 1979-80

 

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P.O. Box 300100 / 624 Washington Ave.

Montgomery, AL 36130

(334) 242-4435