Shanahan, Edmund Thomas was born on November 22, 1868 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Michael F. and Ellen M. Shanahan.
Student Louvain U., Belgium, 1895.
Ordained R.C. priesthood, 1893. Instructor philosophy and dogmatic theology, American College, Rome, 1894-1895. Student Louvain U., Belgium, 1895.
Associate professor philosophy, 1895-1901, professor dogmatic theology, 1898-1920, dean faculty of theology, 1901-1903, 1907-1909, 1915-1917, Catholic University of America. Parish priest, Sacred Heart Church, Watertown, Massachusetts, December since 1920. Lecturer before American Society Extension of University Teaching, Philadelphia, 1897, University of Pennsylvania, 1898-1899.