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He attended St. Philip High School in Battle Creek and then Battle Creek College, graduating with honors with degrees in chemistry and political science. As valedictorian of the 1937 class, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the graduate school of his choice. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan in 1938 and 1941, respectively. His doctoral research was in the synthesis of phenanthrene derivatives. In 1941, Sheehan married a high school classmate, Marion Jennings, and began postdoctoral work with his mentor, Werner E. Bachmann.