Author

Creation Date

1856

Keywords

Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio); St. Xavier College; Photographs; College presidents; Jesuits

Description

Portrait of Isidore J. Boudreaux, SJ, who served as president of Xavier University from 1853-1856. Photograph dated approximately 1856.

Biographical Information

Fifth Jesuit president Rev. Isidore J. Boudreaux was born September 11, 1817 at Thibodaux, Louisiana. He studied at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri and entered the Society of Jesus at Florissant, Missouri July 17, 1836. After his term at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio (then known as St. Xavier College) he served as master of novices at Florissant, Missouri for over twenty years. During the last few years of his life he served as spiritual father at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died February 8, 1885 while on a visit to Chicago, Illinois. (Sources: Xavier Athenaeum, February 1916; Jesuits of the Middle United States, 1938; To See Great Wonders, 2006)

Type

Still Image

Format

image/.jpg

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Item Identifier

boudreaux_isidore.jpg

Collection

Xavier University Presidents Photographs

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Keywords

Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio); St. Xavier College; Photographs; College presidents; Jesuits

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