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Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

ShehanCardinalLAWRENCE CARDINAL SHEHAN was ordained to the priesthood in Rome in 1922 and retired in 1974 after long and distinguished service. He became pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish in Washington, DC, then was ordained a bishop in 1945, serving as auxiliary bishop of Baltimore until 1953, when Pope Pius XII named him the first bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He returned to Baltimore as coadjutor archbishop and then, in 1961, became archbishop. In 1965, Pope Paul VI elevated Archbishop Shehan to the cardinalate.