Assignment Record – Rev. William T. McIntyre, s.j.

Summary of Case: William T. McIntyre was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus in 1943. He spent his entire career in Eskimo villages, retiring to Anchorage AK for a year in 1980, then to Seattle WA for two years until his death in 1983. According to January 2010 bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks diocese, more than one person had claims pending of abuse by McIntyre.

Ordained: 1943
Died: Aug. 27, 1983



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


San Francisco archbishop was John Joseph Mitty (1935-1961).

1944 Alma College Alma CA 4th year theologian  


Seattle bishop was Gerald Shaughnessy, s.m. (1933-1950).

1945 Manresa Hall Port Townsend WA tertian father  


Vicariate Apostolic of Alaska bishop was Walter James Fitzgerald, s.j. (1945-1947).

1946 Nativity of the B.V.M. Juneau AK 3/3

assistant in charge of Douglas
Nativity of the B.V.M. had a school with 60 students.
1945 1946 St. Ann's Chapel Juneau AK   This was a chapel of Douglas.
1945 1946 Bishop's Council   AK    
1945 1946 Marriage Tribunal   AK Defensores Vinculi  


Fitzgerald was succeeded by Francis Doyle Gleeson, s.j. (1948-1968).

1954 Holy Cross Mission Holy Cross AK

2/2, 1/1, 1/2

assistant and missionary for Paimint, Anvik, Flat, Bonazila. Schools 1946-1947

Superior 1947-1954

Holy Cross Mission had a boarding school and orphanage with 120-197 students.
1946 1954   Pimute, Flat, Shageluk, Railroad City AK   These were stations of Holy Cross Mission.
1953 1954

Holikachuk AK   This was a station of Holy Cross Mission.
1954 1959 St. Francis Xavier's Kotzebue AK 1/1  
1954 1959  

Candle, Deering, Kewalik

AK   These were stations of St. Francis Xavier's in Kotzebue.
1959 1962 St. Lawrence's Mountain Village AK 1/1  
1959 1962   Pilot Station, Chukartulik, Marshall AK   These were stations of St. Lawrence's in Mountain Village.


The Fairbanks diocese was established Aug. 8, 1962.

1963 Immaculate Conception Bethel AK 2/2  
1962 1963   Aniak, Kalskag, Nyac, McGrath AK   These were stations of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.
1963 1968 St. Ignatius Alakanuk AK 1/1  
1963 1967  

Akulurak, Kwiguk, Nunakak

AK   These were stations of St. Ignatius in Alakanuk.
1963 1968   Emmonak, Sheldon Point AK   These were stations of St. Ignatius in Alakanuk.


Gleeson was succeeded as Fairbanks bisho by Robert Louis Whelan, s.j. (1968-1985).

1970 Sacred Heart Chevak AK 1/1  
1970 1980 St. Lawrence Mountain Village AK 1/1  
1970 1980   Pilot Station AK   This was a mission of St. Lawrence in Mountain Village.


Anchorage archbishop was Francis Thomas Hurley (1976-2001).

1981 Jesuit House Anchorage AK    
1981 1982         McIntyre is not indexed in the 1982 Directory, nor is he listed in at his previous assignment in the Anchorage pages. He is said to have been transferred to Seattle in 1981 due to ill health.


Seattle archbishop was Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen (1975-1991).

1983 Mount St. Vincent Seattle WA   McIntyre died Aug. 27, 1983.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1943-1984)

Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Diocese Of Fairbanks
Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, Diocese of Fairbanks
Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church, Diocese Of Fairbanks
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese, Jan. 25, 2010, p. 1
Alaskana Catholica: A History of the Catholic Church in Alaska, by Louis L. Renner, s.j.

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This assignment record was last updated on December 8, 2014.