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Rev William Donald Borders
Birth: Oct. 9, 1913
Daviess County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2010
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

13th Archbishop of Baltimore

Don Borders was born in Washington, Indiana, where he attended Catholic grade and high schools. He began his studies for the priesthood at St. Meinrad College and Seminary in Indiana. Originally a seminarian for his home diocese, he responded to a call in 1936 for seminarians for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and transferred to Notre Dame Seminary in Louisiana. Ordained to the priesthood in 1940 he was assigned to parish work. In 1943 Father Borders enlisted in the US Army Chaplain Corps. Achieving the rank of Major, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Returning to Louisiana after WWII, Father Borders resumed parish work. In 1946 he was sent back to school where he earned a Master's degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. With the creation of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 1961, Father Borders was assigned to the new diocese. In 1963 he was named a Domestic Prelate. In 1968 Monsignor Borders was appointed the Founding Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando by Pope Paul VI. Six years later, on April 2, 1974, he was named to succeed Lawrence Cardinal Sheehan as Archbishop of Baltimore, the Premier See of the United States. Archbishop Borders was installed at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on June 26, 1974. He led the Archdiocese for the next 15 years, retiring at the mandatory age of 75. He remained active almost to the end of his life, succumbing to colon cancer at the age of 96. His motto was Auscultabo ut Serviam. "I listen that I may serve."

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
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