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Sheen, Fulton John

Kathleen Riley

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0802013
Sheen, Fulton John

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Sheen, Fulton John (08 May 1895–09 December 1979), Roman Catholic bishop and electronic evangelist, was born in El Paso, Illinois, the son of Newton Morris Sheen and Delia Fulton, farmers. Although he was baptized Peter, he adopted his mother’s maiden name as a youth and used it throughout his career as one of the most famous American Catholic priests of the twentieth century....

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