James Luke Meagher
Meagher, James Luke, clergyman ; b. in Ireland, Aug. 14, 1848 ; s. John and Bridget (Connelly) 'Meagher; relative of the famous Gen. T. F. Meagher, commander of "Irish Brigade" during Civil War; prepared for Cornell Univ., but went to Montreal, where was prof., 1 year, in St. Mary's Coll. ; then studied French and sciences, two years in philosophy, and 3½ years, divinity. Ordained, 1875, priest in Roman Catholic Church and began ministry.
Founder and pres. Christian Literary Union, founded for composition of Christian literature to defend religion and uphold the Government of this country, and deeded property worth $50,000 to this union in 1897. Officiates and preaches in many churches in Greater N.Y. and vicinity, but has a private chapel in residence at Long Island City, granted by Papal Brief of Pope Pius X. Has a watering place of 1121/2 acres on Cazenovia Lake, where sometimes spends Summers. Has visited Europe frequently; also extensive traveler in U.S., Canada, Mexico and Orient. Address: 110 East Av., Long Island City, N.Y.
Source: Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.
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