Elden Francis Curtiss

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Date of Birth June 16, 1932
Place of Birth Oregon
Age 88 years old
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Elden Francis Curtiss

Elden Francis Curtiss is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Helena from 1976 to 1993, and Archbishop of Omaha from 1993 to 2009.

Archdiocese: Omaha
Appointed: May 4, 1993
Installed: June 25, 1993
Term ended: June 3, 2009
Predecessor: Daniel E. Sheehan
Successor: George Lucas
Ordination: May 24, 1958
Consecration: April 28, 1976, by Cornelius Michael Power, Thomas Joseph Connolly, and Francis Peter Leipzig
Born: Jun 16, 1932, Baker City, Oregon
Nationality: American
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Previous post: Bishop of Helena
Motto: That We May All Be One

About Elden Francis Curtiss

American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was the Archbishop of Omaha from 1993 to 2009.

Before Fame

He was a hospital chaplain in Oregon.


During his time as Archbishop he established three parishes, five churches, and six schools within his diocese.

Family Life

He is of Irish and Slovenian descent on his father's and mother's side, respectively.


He was named the fourth Archbishop of Omaha by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

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