Author

Creation Date

1901

Keywords

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

Description

Portrait of Michael O'Connor, SJ, who served as president of Xavier University from 1897-1901. Photograph dated approximately 1901.

Biographical Information

Nineteenth Jesuit president Rev. Michael J. O'Connor was born July 31, 1862 in Chicago, Illinois where he attended St. Ignatius College. He entered the Society of Jesus August 2, 1877. After leaving Xavier University (then known as St. Xavier College) he served as vice-president of Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Later he served as associate editor of "America," the Catholic weekly, and treasurer of that publication. He was also pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, St. Louis, Missouri. He died October 27, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Sources: Xavier Athenaeum, November 1916; John Briley Walsh Papers, 12/23/1928-06/27/1949, Georgetown University)

Type

Still Image

Format

image/.jpg

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Item Identifier

oconnor_michael.jpg

Collection

Xavier University Presidents Photograph

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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