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The Most Reverend Michael Augustine Corrigan

(1839 – 1902)


Third Archbishop of New York, b. 13 August, 1839, in Market Street, near Broad, Newark, New Jersey, Michael Augustine, son of Thomas and Mary Corrigan, received the sacrament of Baptism at the home of his parents on the fifteenth of the following month; d. at New York, 5 May, 1902.  Of nine children, eight of whom were boys, Michael Augustine was the fifth child and the fourth boy.  A native of Kells, County Meath, Ireland, his father, Thomas, son of Philip Corrigan and of Anne Carroll, emigrating in 1828, at the age of twenty-nine, settled in Newark, where for a time he followed the trade of a cabinetmaker–a trade in which he had served an indentured apprenticeship in Dublin.  Mary, the mother of Michael Augustine, was one of six children, the offspring of Eleanor Hoey and Thomas English, of Kingscourt, in the County of Cavan.  The Hoeys were Catholics, while the Englishes were Presbyterians; a brother of Thomas being a minister of that denomination.  After the death of Thomas English, who, possessing a large tract of land under an interminable lease, left his widow in comfortable circumstances, Eleanor Hoey English, with her children, followed two brothers and two sisters, in 1827, and took up a residence in Brooklyn, Long Island.  From Brooklyn she moved to Newark, where, on July 31, 1831, her daughter, Mary English, married Thomas Corrigan. Continue reading →

Bernard ‘Barney’ Corrigan


Bernard Corrigan’s name means two things:  Kansas City’s first city-wide street railway, and one of the most spectacular houses in the Country Club district.

‘Barney’ Corrigan was born in Quebec, August 15, 1847 to a successful Canadian farm family.  Twenty-one years later, he and his brothers came to Kansas City to make their mark.  When he died here 46 years later, Corrigan had made his fortune, largely in railroads. Continue reading →

Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan

(1907 – 1995)


On July 16, 1938, exactly a week after he had arrived in New York on a solo nonstop flight from Los Angeles, 31-year-old Douglas Corrigan was waiting at Floyd Bennett field for permission to take off on his return flight.

His plane was a 165 hp singleengine 1929 Curtiss Robin, rickety, and half a ton overloaded with extra fuel.  It had an endurance of about 30 hours at a cruising speed of 100 mph.  On paper he had a fair margin for the flight.  In practice, however, he had only four gallons to spare, about 20 minutes of flying, when he had landed in New York City. Continue reading →

Raymond Bernard “Crash” Corrigan

(1903 – 1976)


Corrigan, an actor, stuntman and cowboy, built the outdoor movie studio, Corriganville, which was renamed Hopetown in 1966 when comedian Bob Hope bought the property.  It was the location of the filming of 3,500 movies from the 1930s to 1960s, including the “Rin Tin Tin” television series, “Tarzan”, and “Fort Apache”.

Getting into movies was a twist of fate for Corrigan, who was born Raymond Bernard on February 14, 1903, a son of Bernhardt Bernard and Ida Von Horne, on the grounds of the Joseph Schlitz brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In his teens, while he worked for a furniture company, he studied electricity and electronics. He later opened his own radio and electrical business. It is said that he invented and patented many devices, holding more than 21 patents, including one for an electrical blood circulator used in hospitals. However, searching from 1922 to 1962, I found no patents in his name. Continue reading →

S. Christa (Corrigan) McAuliffe

(1948 – 1986)

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Christa Corrigan was born on September 2, 1948, in Boston, Massachusetts to Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Corrigan, who reside in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Christa graduated from Marian High School, Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1966; received a bachelor of arts degree from Framingham State College in 1970; and a masters degree in education from Bowie State College, Bowie, Maryland in 1978. Continue reading →

Bernard Corrigan

(1847 – 1914)


Bernard Corrigan’s name means two things: Kansas City’s first citywide street railway, and one of the most spectacular houses in the Country Club district.

‘Barney’ Corrigan was born in Quebec, Canada August 15, 1847 to a successful Canadian farm family.  Twenty-one years later he and his brothers came to Kansas City to make their mark.  When he died here 46 years later, Corrigan had made his fortune, largely in railroads. Continue reading →

Robert Willoughby Corrigan

(1927 – 1993)

            Noted American writer and educator of theatre arts.  Professor of Dramatic Literature, New York University; Professor California Institute of the Arts.
Robert Willoughby published several books on theatre arts, such as:  Classical Comedy, Greek and Roman; Classical tragedy, Greek and Roman;  The New Theatre of Europe;  Arthur Miller: A Collection of Critical Essays; Comedy, Meaning and Form.

Lynda Dyann Corrigan

(1949 – )

            Banker.  Born Selmer, Tennesse, 24 November 1949, of A. Sammuel and Eunice (Burks) Davis.  Educated BBA, Mid Tennessee State University, 1978; MBA, University of Tennessee, 1979; JD, Nashville School of Law, 1984, CPA, Tennessee; bar: Tennessee, 1985.  sr. v.p.: First American Corporation, Nashville, 1980-; faculty: American Institute of Banking, Nashville, 1982-; member: National Panel Consumer Arbitrators, Nashville, 1985-87.  president: Buddies of Nashville, 1985; Treasurer: Mid-East Tennessee Arthritis Foundation, Nashville, 1982-85, Floyd Cramer Celebrity Golf Tournament, Nashville, 1981-84; board directors: Nashville Branch Arthritis Foundation, 1980-87; recipient Leadership award Mid-East Tennessee Arthritis Foundation, 1985, Gold award Jr. Chamber, 1891.  member ABA (mem. tax com. 1987-), Nashville Bar Association ( com. 1986, vice chmn. tax sect. 1989, chair tax sect. 1990-), Tennessee Taxpayers and Manufacturers Association (mem. tax com. 1986-), Tennessee Society CPA’s.

(src:  Who’s Who in the World 10thEd 1991-92)

Timothy Patrick Penningon Blake Corrigan

(1957 – )

            Advertising executive.  Born Northfield, Minnesota, 13 March 1957, of Robert Willoghby and Mary Kathryn (Kolling) Corrigan.  Educated BA, Vassar College, 1979.  Account executive Leo Burnett Co., Chicago, 1979-81; sr. v.p. Ted Bates Worldwide, N.Y.C., 1982-87; exec. v.p., European bus. dir., BSB World-wide, Paris, 1987-90; multnat. mgn. dir. BBS Internat., Paris, 1990-; vis. prof. U. Paris, Sorbonne, 1987-88; gust lectr. RSCG Campus, Paris, 1989. Pres. Young Reps., Chicago, 1982; bd. dirs., Chicago International Film Festival, 1980-82, Chicago Museum Contemporary Art, 1981.  Member English Speaking Union, America Club of Paris, Vassar Club of N.Y. (bd. dirs. 1983-87).

(src:  Who’s Who in the World 10th Ed 1991-92)

E. Gerald Corrigan

(1941 – )

            American banker, economist, and Ph.D.  Born 1941, Waterbury, Connecticut; ed. Fairfield and Fordham Universities; Group Vice-Pres. (Man. and Planning) Fed. Reserve Bank of New York 1976-80, Pres. Jan. 1985-; Skpecial Asst. to Chair., Bd. of Gov. Fed. Reserve System 1979-80; Pres. Fed. Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 1981-84; Trustee, Macalester Coll., St. Paul, Minn. 11981-, Jt. Council Econ. Educ. 1881-, Fairfield Univ., Fairfield, Conn. 1985-; mem. Council on Foreign Relations 1986-. Trilateral Comm. 1986-; Pres. B.R.I. 1991-.

(src:  International Who’s Who)

Kevin Corrigan

(1969 – )

Kevin Corrigan, a rising actor in the American film industry, and was born on March 27, 1969 in the Bronx in New York City to Kenneth and Carmen Leon Corrigan. He is of Irish and Puerto Rican decent and has one brother named Kenny.  His mother Carmen is an artist, and two of her paintings were used in Kevin’s film Walking and Talking.  In the scene where Kevin and Catherine Keener are on a couch,  there is a painting on the wall behind them next to the front door, it was painted by Kevin’s mother, and is a picture of the apartment building Kevin grew up in!

Kevin attended St. Brendan’s Catholic School in the Bronx as a child.  Later, Kevin was trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute, a family-run place where students can go and learn all about acting and how to improve their skills. Kevin had little experience before his training at the institute.  In fact, he looked up the school in the phone book as opposed to, say, auditioning.  He actually started acting at the age of sixteen. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in ‘Walking and Talking’, but lost to Benicio Del Toro.  When he was just 17, Kevin’s play entitled ‘The Boiler Room’ won the Best Play Award at the New York Young Playwright’s Festival, and was produced by the same group. At one point of his life, Kevin wanted to be a priest. Continue reading →

Lloyd Corrigan

(1900 – 1969)


The son of American actress Lillian Elliott, Lloyd Corrigan began working in films as a bit actor in the silent era. But Corrigan’s heart was in writing and directing during his formative professional years. He was among Raymond Griffith’s writing staff for the Civil War comedy Hands Up (1926), and later penned several of Bebe Daniels’ Paramount vehicles. Corrigan worked on the scripts of all three of Paramount’s “Fu Manchu” films (1929-30) starring Warner Oland; he also directed the last of the series, Daughter of the Dragon (1930). In contrast to his later light-hearted acting roles, Corrigan’s tastes ran to mystery and melodrama in most of his directing assignments, as witness Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) and Night Key (1937). In 1938, Corrigan abandoned directing to concentrate on acting. A porcine little man with an open-faced, wide-eyed expression, Corrigan specialized in likable businessmen and befuddled millionaires (especially in Columbia’s Boston Blackie series). This quality was often as not used to lead the audience astray in such films as Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) and The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), in which the bumbling, seemingly harmless Corrigan would turn out to be a master criminal or murderer. Lloyd Corrigan continued acting in films until the mid ’60s; he also was a prolific TV performer, playing continuing roles in the TV sitcoms Happy (1960) and Hank (1965), and showing up on a semi-regular basis as Ned Buntline on the long-running western Wyatt Earp (1955-61). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Continue reading →

James J. Corrigan

(1941 – 2001)

Retired Captain FDNY – Engine 320

On September 11th 2001, retired FDNY Captain James Corrigan (February 21, 1941), 60 years old, of Little Neck, NY was doing what he had trained to do his whole life – saving lives.  Jim was the Director of Fire and Life Services for the World Trade Center Complex.  Jim, with the help of three Fire Safety Directors who were also retired Firemen, saved numerous lives including all of the children at the Day Care Center.  The exits near the Day Care Center were choked with people trying to leave the building, and these brave men broke through the glass windows and carried the children through those windows to safety.  All of the children miraculously survived this terrible tragedy due to the effort, skill and heroism of these men. Only one man of the group of four would survive. Continue reading →

Timothy Corrigan



Showcased in some of the world’s most extraordinary properties, Timothy Corrigan’s distinctive flair for interior design, architecture and restoration has been praised by prestigious magazines such as Architectural DigestTown & Country, House & Garden and Vanity Fair.

The path to this position of prominence began serendipitously when, having already attained early success in the advertising industry, Timothy relinquished his post as President of the international division of Bates Worldwide, to pursue his passion for design, architecture and antiquities. While living in Paris in 1987, as head of the firm’s European operations, Timothy boldly decided to purchase a 17th century manor house in Normandy with the goal of recapturing its elegance and lustre. Continue reading →

Victoria Corrigan

Vocalist & Composer

Experience the voice that “…wraps around you like an anaconda that’s got the blues” (The Oregonian) and that garnered standing ovations at the Rochester Philharmonic’s “Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues.” Victoria is critically acclaimed for her powerful, rich, sultry voice and a unique style all her own.

Her latest CD combines edgy original songs, modern renditions of standards, and creative versions of pop classics. The CD received rave reviews and attracts a growing fan base of jazz lovers as well as alternative and mainstream music fans. Continue reading →

Ian Corrigan

Arch druid Emeritus, ADF


My involvement in Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) stems from my desire to build a modern Paganism that truly reflects the Ways of our ancestors. My many years of work in Wicca and Western Magic have led me to an understanding of the Old Ways that is really better fulfilled by the work of ADF.

I’m involved in ADF because of our vision, and the potential to benefit our Pagan movement and the world. ADF dreams big – real organization, real clergy, and real institutions to pass on to our descendants, real spirituality and magic. While we have spent the first portion of our work giving, perhaps, more attention to the organization than to the spirituality, that’s changing now. That excites me, and I want to be part of the growth of our Druidic religions. Continue reading →