James Richard Ham

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James Richard Ham MM (born July 11, 1921 in Chicago - † December 20, 2002 ) was auxiliary bishop in Saint Paul and Minneapolis .


James Richard Ham joined the religious community of the Maryknoll Missionary Order and was ordained a priest on June 12, 1948 .

Paul VI appointed him on November 28, 1967 auxiliary bishop in Guatemala and titular bishop of Putia in Numidia . He was ordained bishop on January 6 of the next year by Bruno Torpigliani , Apostolic Nuncio in El Salvador and Guatemala ; Co-consecrators were the Archbishop of Guatemala , Mario Casariego y Acevedo CRS , and Rafael González Estrada , Auxiliary Bishop in Guatemala.

He resigned from his office in February 1979. The Pope appointed him auxiliary bishop in Saint Paul and Minneapolis on October 7, 1980 . John Paul II accepted his age-related resignation on October 30, 1990.

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