Herbert Alfred Vaughan (1832–1903) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Westminster from 1892 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1893.
Herbert Vaughan was born at Gloucester, studied for six years at Stonyhurst College, then with the Benedictines at Downside Abbey, near Bath, England; and finally at the Jesuit school of Brugelette, Belgium. In 1851 Vaughan went to Rome, in the Papal States of Italy. He had two years of study at the Accademia dei nobili ecclesiastici, where he became a friend and disciple of Henry Edward Manning.
Cardinal Vaughan was a great believer in fundraising, and in 1863 visited America to raise funds for a college for young priests. He returned with £11000. In 1872 Vaughan also helped establish St Bede’s College in Manchester.