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16. Peterson
Bishop John Bertram Peterson

Arms: Or a cross depressed Azure and on a chief of the same an eagle displayed Or.

SOURCE, NOTES and CREDITS: of arms, page 83, “Armorial of the American Hierarchy, Volume III, The New England States, the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston and Hartford”, page 83, by Brother Gerard Brassard, A.A., The Stobbs Press, Worcester, Mass., 1956, for arms illustration for background and blazon which was reworked by J.H. Gaylor, text from same source adapted by D.Q. Wedvick.

Bishop John Bertram Peterson, 4th Bishop of Manchester, NH, 1932-1944, was born on 15 Jul 1871 in Salem, MA, he was educated at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH, and Catholic University of Paris, France and was Ordained on 15 Sep 1899 at Boston by Bhp Brady, Auxiliary Bhp of Boston. He became Rector of St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA, 1912-1926 and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and Consecrated by Cardinal O’Connell, Abp of Boston, on 10 Nov 1927 assisted by Bhp Guertin of Manchester, NH. He was transferred to the See of Manchester, 13 May 1932. and installed on 14 July 1932. He was made an assistant at the pontifical throne on 16 March 1934. Bishop Peterson died on 15 March 1944, at age 73, with 17 years as a bishop and with 11 years, 10 months and 2 days as Bhp of Manchester. dqw 20080921

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor

Wedvick Armorial, 070a, Peterson, 20080921
Arc33~0.jpg Brady2133.jpg Peterson4767.jpg Guertin2189.jpg Delaney.jpg
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