Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Rhode, Paul Peter
RHODE, PAUL PETER, an American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Prussian Poland in 1871. Having come to America with his parents in his early childhood, he was educated at St. Mary's, St. Ignatius, and St. Francis colleges, Chicago, and was ordained a priest in 1894. From 1896 to 1909 he was in charge of various churches in Chicago. In 1908 he was consecrated bishop of Barca, and in the same year auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. From 1909 to 1915 he also served as vicar-general of the Archdiocese. In 1915 he was appointed bishop of the Green Bay (Wis.) diocese.