Paul E. Waldschmidt


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    Paul Edward Waldschmidt CSC (January 7, 1920 – October 20, 1994) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon from 1978 to 1990.


    Born in Evansville, Indiana, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1942. Waldschmidt was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1944 for the Congregation of Holy Cross. From 1962 to 1978, Waldschmidt served as President of the University of Portland.

    On November 28, 1977, he was appointed titular bishop of Citium, and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland, and was consecrated on March 2, 1978. Waldschmidt resigned on January 8, 1990

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