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BISKUP, George

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BISKUP, George (Most Reverend). (Cedar Rapids, IA, Aug. 23, 1911-Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 17, 1979). Third auxiliary bishop of Dubuque. Biskup, LORAS COLLEGE graduate of 1933, had as his first assignment SAINT RAPHAEL'S CATHEDRAL where he served from 1937 to 1939. He was then appointed to the faculty of Loras and served in that position until 1948.

Assignments outside of Dubuque kept Biskup away from Dubuque until 1951when he was named chancellor of the ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE. In 1952 he was named chaplain of the motherhouse of the SISTERS OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (PBVM). Biskup was named auxiliary bishop in 1957 and served as the pastor of Nativity Parish until the appointment of Most Reverend Leo BINZ.

Biskup became the bishop of Des Moines in 1965. In 1976 he was elevated to the position of Archbishop of Indianapolis. Three years later, he resigned for health reasons.