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Edward Peter McManaman (May 3, 1900 – July 18, 1964) was a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Erie from 1948-1964.

Most Reverend

Edward P. McManaman
Auxiliary Bishop of Erie
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Floriana
AppointedJuly 24, 1948
In officeOctober 28, 1948 - July 18, 1964
OrdinationMarch 12, 1927
ConsecrationOctober 28, 1948
by John Mark Gannon
Personal details
BornMay 3, 1900
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 18, 1964(1964-07-18) (aged 64)
Erie, Pennsylvania
MottoChristo Servire


Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, McManaman studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and was ordained a priest there on March 12, 1927. As a priest he served in parish ministry and as the diocesan superintendent of schools. He was named a domestic prelate with the title Monsignor on May 24, 1947.[1]

On July 24, 1948 Pope Pius XII appointed McManaman as the Titular Bishop of Floriana and Auxiliary Bishop of Erie. He was consecrated a bishop in St. Peter's Cathedral in Erie by Bishop John M. Gannon on October 28, 1948. The principal co-consecrators were Bishops William J. Hafey of Scranton and William T. McCarty, C.Ss.R. of Rapid City.

McManaman served as auxiliary bishop until his death on July 18, 1964 at the age of 64.[2][3]


  1. ^ "New Bishop Consecrated In Cathedral at Erie". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 29, 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  2. ^ "Bishop Edward Peter McManaman". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-11.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Erie
1948 – 1964
Succeeded by