Former Ordinaries. His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George. Archbishop of Chicago 1997 2014 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. Archbishop of Chicago 1982 1996 Acceded to the See of New Orleans, November 8, 1964. Appointed Archbishop of Chicago, June 16, 1965; installed August 24, 1965. Created Cardinal Priest, June 26, 1967. Died April 25