Bishop Joseph Gregory Vath (born March 12, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana; died July 14, 1987) was a Roman Catholic bishop and the first Bishop of Birmingham. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1941. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Mobile-Birmingham on March 4, 1966, and ordained on May 26. He was appointed Bishop of Birmingham on September 29, 1969, when the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham was split into the Diocese of Birmingham and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.
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