CORRIGAN, MICHAEL AUGUSTINE American prelate, was born in Newark (N.J.), on Aug. 13, 1839. In 1859 he graduated at Mount St. Mary's college, Emmittsburg (Md.), and began his studies for the priesthood at the American college in Rome. After his return to America, he was successively professor of dogmatic theology and sacred scripture, and director of the ecclesiastical seminary of Seton Hall college at South Orange (N.J.), vice president of the institution and president (1868-76). In Oct., 1868, Corrigan became vicar general of Newark, and in 1873 bishop. In 188o he was made coadjutor, with the right of succession, to Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York, and on the cardinal's death in 1885 he became metropolitan of New York. He died May 5, 1902. He was a scholar with great power of administrative organization, simple, generous and kindly.
See Michael Augustine Corrigan: A Memorial, with biographical sketch by J. A. Mooney (1902) ; and The Catholic Encyclopaedia.