Son of Alexander and Joyce Sample. Earned a Master’s degree in metallurgical engineering at the Michigan Technological University in 1984. Studied at the College of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Ordained in the diocese of Marquette, Michigan on 1 June 1990. Bishop of Marquette on 13 December 2005. Archbishop of Portland, Oregon on 29 January 2013.
- “Archbishop Alexander King Sample“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 April 2013. Web. 2 June 2015. <>