Thomas William Lyons

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Most Reverend

Thomas W. Lyons
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeTitular See of Murthlacum
AppointedJuly 12, 1974
In officeSeptember 12, 1974 – March 25, 1988
OrdinationMay 22, 1948
ConsecrationMay 19, 1964
by William Wakefield Baum
Personal details
BornSeptember 26, 1923
Washington, D.C.
DiedMarch 25, 1988(1988-03-25) (aged 64)
Baltimore, Maryland

Thomas William Lyons (September 26, 1923 – March 25, 1988) was a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from 1974 to 1988.


Born in Washington, D.C., Thomas Lyons was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington on May 22, 1948. On July 12, 1974 Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Murthlacum and Auxiliary Bishop of Washington. He was consecrated by Archbishop William Baum on September 12, 1974. The principal co-consecrators were Auxiliary Bishop Harold Robert Perry, S.V.D. of New Orleans and Bishop Edward Herrmann of Columbus. He continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his death on March 25, 1988 at the age of 64.[1][2] The Lyons family tradition of social service and pursuit of social justice, continues through their ongoing initiatives in social work, law and community public policy.3

He was included on a list of priests credibly accused of Sexual Abuse released by the Archdioceses of Washington on October 15, 2018.[3]


  1. ^ "Bishop Thomas William Lyons". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  3. ^ "Clergy of the Archdiocese of Washington Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minors". Archdiocese. Retrieved 2018-10-15.