Author

Creation Date

1851

Keywords

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

Description

Portrait of John DeBlieck, SJ, who served as president of Xavier University from 1849-1851. Photograph dated approximately 1851.

Biographical Information

Third Jesuit president Rev. John DeBlieck, SJ, was born February 16, 1821 in Belgium. He entered the Society of Jesus at Florissant, Missouri December 2, 1839 and was ordained in 1857. He also served as president of St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky and St. Ignatius College, Chicago, Illinois. He was appointed tertian master at Florissant, Missouri in 1880. While holding this office he died May 30, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois. (Sources: Xavier Athenaeum, February 1916; To See Great Wonders, 2006)

Type

Still Image

Format

image/.jpg

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Item Identifier

deblieck_john.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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