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CONROY, Patrick J.



CONROY, Patrick J., a House Chaplain; born in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., 1950; B.A., Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College), Claremont, Calif., 1972; attended Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Wash., 1973; M.A., Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., 1977; J.D., St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., 1979; M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, Calif., 1983; S.T.M., Regis College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1984; pastor; lawyer; chaplain, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1990–1994, 1997–2003; chaplain, Seattle University, Seattle, Wash., 1994–1997; teacher, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oreg., 2004–2011; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the One Hundred Twelfth and for the four succeeding Congresses (May 25, 2011–January 3, 2021).

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