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James Oliver Van de Velde

Born: Apr 3, 1795

Death: Nov 13, 1855

Birthplace: Belgium

Nationality: United States

James Oliver Van de Velde

Date of Birth : Apr 3, 1795
Date of Death : Nov 13, 1855
Birth Place : Belgium

James Oliver Van de Velde was a U.S. Catholic bishop born in Belgium. He served as the second Roman Catholic Bishop of Chicago between 1849 and 1853. He traveled to Rome in 1852 and petitioned the Pope for a transfer to a warmer climate, due to his health. In 1853, the transfer was granted; Van de Velde became bishop of the Diocese of Natchez, in Mississippi, where he served until his death two years later.

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