Dr. Lennon was born in Chicago, Illinois south side on August 2, 1927. He graduated from the University of Illinois, at Champaign-Urbana, with a B.A. degree in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry in 1947. He continued on there to earn an M.A. in German literature and languages. In 1948, he entered Northwestern University Medical School where he earned his M.D. degree. Dr. Lennon interned at the Milwaukee County General Hospital. He joined the U. S. Air Force, intending to study Pediatrics, but exposure to Internal medicine turned him to a residency in that specialty from 1955-58. The residency was followed by a fellowship in metabolic diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. He began specialization in kidney (nephrology) diseases. He returned to Milwaukee to continue his research and ultimately was named Chief of the Renal Section at MCW. He served in that capacity from 1960 to 1970. He was director of the College's Clinical Research Center from 1961-1969 and became Dean of Clinical Affairs, and Academic Vice President, from 1968 to 1978. In 1978-1985, he was named President of the Medical College of Wisconsin, and served as President from 1984-1990. He was an avid hobbyist, building model ships and gardening. Dr. Lennon passed away in 1994. He is survived by his wife Jan and one son. Sources: "Engbring, Norman H. An Anchor for the Future: a history of the Medical College of Wisconsin, 1893-1990. Medical College of Wisconsin, 1991. Pps. 303, 378, 408" ; "Edward J. Lennon, M.D., Marquette Medical Review. 31(2) 95-6, 1965"