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PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon
PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon

Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of decline, according to the archdiocese. Hannan was a young auxiliary bishop in Washington, D.C., when Jacqueline Kennedy asked him to deliver her husband's eulogy at the state funeral held three days after the president's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. Instead of giving a formal eulogy, Hannan read selections from Kennedy's writings and speeches and quoted the president's favorite Bible passages, including the...

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