The following biography of William Cardinal Conway, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland, is from Florida International University Library:
Birth. January 22, 1913, Belfast, diocese of Down and Connor, Ireland.
Education. Queen’s University, Belfast; St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth; Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
Priesthood. Ordained, June 20, 1937. Further studies, 1937-1940. Faculty member of St. Malachias’ Major Seminary, 1940-1947. Faculty member of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 1947-1957; rector, 1957-1958.
Episcopate. Elected titular bishop of Neve and appointed auxiliary of Armagh, May 31, 1958. Consecrated, July 27, 1958, Saint Patrick`s metropolitan cathedral, Armagh, by Cardinal John F. D’Alton, archbishop of Armagh, assisted by Neil Farren, bishop of Derry, and by William MacNeely, bishop of Raphoe. His episcopal motto was Praedicare Evangelium. Promoted to the primatial and metropolitan see of Armagh, September 9, 1963. Attended the Second Vatican Council, 1962-1965.
Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of February 22, 1965; received the red biretta and the title of S. Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi, February 25, 1965. President delegate of the First Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, September 29 to October 29, 1967. Attended the First Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, October 11 to 28, 1969; the Second Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, September 30 to November 6, 1971. Special papal envoy to the opening of the restored Holy Cross Abbey, Cashel, Ireland, October 5, 1975.
Death. April 17, 1977, after a brief battle with cancer, following surgery for removal of his gall bladder, Armagh. The requiem mass was celebrated by Bishop William Philbin of Down and Connor, assisted by the late cardinal’s two brothers. Buried in the grounds of St. Patrick’s metropolitan cathedral, Armagh.