ADAH Board of Trustees

Trustee Emeritus

Most Reverend Oscar H. Lipscomb, D.D., Ph.D.


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



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


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


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


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


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


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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