Most Rev. John F. O'Hara, CSC
8th Bishop of Buffalo (1945-1951)
"Following Her You Will No Go Astray"
After serving as president of Notre Dame University and serving as
Military Vicar during World War II, Bishop John F. O'Hara was installed
as the eighth Bishop of Buffalo on May 8, 1945. He expanded education,
adding approximately 500 new classrooms including 11 high schools and
dozens of elementary schools. Bishop O'Hara went on to Philadelphia to
serve as Archbishop. In 1958 he was named a Cardinal. He died in 1960
and his body is buried at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.