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Walter Tuohy was vice chairman and chief executive of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. He was a dedicated Catholic layman, and active member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and a zealous promoter of religious understanding. He founded The Walter and Mary Tuohy Chair of Interreligious Studies at John Carroll University in Ohio. “The Tuohy Chair” sponsors (pays for) a series of courses and free public lectures on interreligious topics. This program is designed to bring scholars of major religious traditions to the university campus for dialogue with students, faculty, religious leaders, and the general public.