William Wakefield Baum

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Birthday
21, 1926
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 23, 2015 (88)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1926
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 23, 2015 (88)

About

American cardinal of the Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980.

Before Fame

He studied philosophy at Glennon College in St. Louis in the 1940's.

Trivia

He was the last cardinal elevated by Pope Paul VI.

Family Life

He adopted the last name of the Jewish stepfather who raised him.

Associated With

He participated as a cardinal elector in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.