Date of Award

Summer 1961

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Laine, Joseph B.

Second Advisor

Hellleman, Hugo

Third Advisor

Staudacher, Joseph M.


This paper will attempt to study the lite of Bishop Thomas O'Gorman in relation to the age in which he lived and the degree to which he interpreted that age through the numerous addresses he delivered. An analysis of the structure; style, and types of rhetorical proof of a limited number of these addresses will be made and the speech studied in the light of the times, the audience, and the occasion.