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Saint Joseph Cathedral Courtyard
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

401 Main St
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lat: 30°27'04"N, Lon: 91°11'13"W

Contributed by Joel Manuel, May 03, 2002 [joelm@ethics.state.la.us] Total records = 43.

Located at 401 Main Street, in downtown Baton Rouge (on the corner of Main and Fourth Streets).

The first three Bishops of Baton Rouge are buried in a courtyard on the eastern side of the Cathedral. Plaques containing inscriptions for each Bishop are on the wall of the Cathedral, directly behind each grave. Thus, this is a complete listing of the graves here.

I have transcribed this file from recordings I made when I personally visited this burial place Mar 03, 2002.

- Joel Manuel

Ott, Stanley Joseph, b. 29 Jun 1927, d. 28 Nov 1992. Inscription: "Most Reverend Stanley Joseph Ott/Third Bishop of Baton Rouge/Born on June 29, 1927, Gretna, Louisiana/Ordained Priest on Dec 8, 1951/Ordained Bishop on Jun 29, 1976/Installed on Mar 25, 1983 as the Third Bishop of Baton Rouge/Died on Nov 28, 1992."
Sullivan, Joseph Vincent, b. 15 Aug 1919, d. 4 Sep 1982. Inscription: "Most Reverend Joseph Vincent Sullivan/Second Bishop of Baton Rouge/Born Aug 15, 1919 Kansas City, Missouri/Ordained Priest on Jun 1, 1946/Ordained Bishop on Apr 3, 1967/Installed on Sep 4, 1974 as the Second Bishop of Baton Rouge/Died on Sep 4, 1982."
Tracy, Robert Emmet, b. 4 Sep 1909, d. 4 Apr 1980. Inscription: "Most Reverend Robert Emmet Tracy/First Bishop of Baton Rouge/Born Sep 4, 1909 New Orleans, Louisiana/Ordained Priest on Jun 12, 1932/Ordained Bishop on May 19, 1959/Installed on Nov 8, 1961 as the First Bishop of Baton Rouge/Died on Apr 4, 1980."

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