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Anthony Dominic Pellicer

Born: Dec 7, 1824

Death: Apr 14, 1880

Birthplace: St. Augustine

Nationality: United States

Anthony Dominic Pellicer

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1824
Date of Death : Apr 14, 1880
Birth Place : St. Augustine

Anthony Dominic Pellicer was an American Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of San Antonio. He was the Diocese's first Bishop from 1874 until his death in 1880. Pellicer was born in St. Augustine, Florida and was schooled there before enrolling at Spring Hill College. During the United States Civil War he served as a Confederate chaplain. In 1865 he was assigned to the cathedral at Mobile, Alabama. From 1867 to 1874 he served as rector of the cathedral and vicar general of his diocese. During his tenure at least twenty-five Catholic churches and twenty-seven Catholic schools were established in his diocese. Pellicer died in San Antonio, Texas and is buried beneath San Fernando Cathedral.

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