Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, PhD

About Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, PhD

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ, PhD, of the Diocese of Youngstown, was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1948. He was ordained for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus on June 9, 1979. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley in 1979, and a doctorate in American Cultural History from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1994. Bishop Murry served as assistant professor of American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from 1986-1990, and president of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., from 1989-1994. He was named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1994. On January 24, 1995, Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. On May 5, 1998, Pope John Paul II appointed him Coadjutor Bishop of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Bishop Murry succeeded to the see on June 30, 1999. On January 30, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the fifth bishop of Youngstown.

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