Former Bishops

The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D.

Born: December 7, 1947
Ordained: May 9, 1973
Ordained: Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago: December 13, 1983
Installed: Seventh Bishop of Belleville: February 10, 1994
Installed: Sixth Archbishop of Atlanta: January 17, 2005

The Most Reverend James P. Keleher, M.Ed., S.T.D.

Born: July 31, 1931
Ordained: April 12, 1958
Ordained: Sixth Bishop of Belleville: December 11, 1984
Installed: Archbishop of Kansas City, KS: September 8, 1993
Retired: January 15, 2005

The Most Reverend John N. Wurm, Ph.D., S.T.D. (deceased)

Born: December 6, 1927
Ordained: April 3, 1954
Ordained: Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis: August 17, 1976
Installed: Fifth Bishop of Belleville: November 4, 1981
Died: April 27, 1984

The Most Reverend William M. Cosgrove, D.D. (deceased)

Born: November 26, 1916
Ordained: December 18, 1943
Ordained: Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland: September 3, 1968
Installed: Fourth Bishop of Belleville: October 28, 1976
Retired: May 19, 1981
Died: December 11, 1992

The Most Reverend Albert R. Zuroweste, D.D. (deceased)

Born: April 26, 1901
Ordained: June 8, 1924
Ordained: Third Bishop of Belleville: January 29, 1948
Retired: September 3, 1976
Died: March 28, 1987

The Most Reverend Henry J. Althoff, D.D. (deceased)

Born: August 28, 1873
Ordained: July 26, 1902
Ordained: Second Bishop of Belleville: February 24, 1914
Died: July 3, 1947

The Most Reverend John Janssen, D.D. (deceased)

Born: March 3, 1835
Ordained: November 19, 1858
Ordained: First Bishop of Belleville: April 25, 1888
Died: July 2, 1913