Author

Creation Date

1848

Keywords

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

Description

Portrait of John Blox, SJ, who served as president of Xavier University from 1847-1848. Photograph dated approximately 1848.

Biographical Information

Second Jesuit president Rev. John Blox, SJ, was born January 17, 1810 at the Diocese of Mechlin, Belgium. He was one of a party of five who came to America in 1832. He entered the Society of Jesus in White Marsh, Maryland on November 5, 1832. He was appointed pastor of St. Xavier Church, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1845. After his short presidency at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio (then known as St. Xavier College) he returned to the Maryland Province. He died November 27, 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Sources: Xavier Athenaeum, February 1916; Jesuits of the Middle United States, 1938)

Type

Still Image

Format

image/.jpg

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Item Identifier

blox_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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