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Shea, Richard G.



  • Existence: 1902 - 1984

Biographical Note

Richard G. Shea was born in 1902 and entered the Society of Jesus in 1922. He earned a B.A. (1927) and M.A. (1928) from Boston College. Shea was ordained in 1934. Beginning in 1929, he taught literature at Boston College. Shea was chaplain in the United States Army (1943-1946), returned to Boston College to teach classics (1946-1951), served as chaplain in the Air Force (1951-1956), and returned again to Boston College to teach theology (1956-1958). He was appointed University Chaplain at Boston College in 1958; a position he held until 1969. Shea died in 1984.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Richard G. Shea, SJ papers


These papers consist of the correspondence, military records, teaching materials, and personal materials of twentieth-century military chaplain and Boston College professor Richard G. Shea, SJ.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1928-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1959