Author

Creation Date

1847

Keywords

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

Description

Portrait of John Anthony Elet, SJ, who served as president of Xavier University from 1840-1847.

Biographical Information

John Anthony Elet, SJ, the first Jesuit president of Xavier University (then St. Xavier College) was born February 19, 1802 at St. Amand, Belgium. He arrived in America in 1821 and entered the Society of Jesus at White Marsh, Maryland October 6, 1821. He traveled west in 1823 with a group of Jesuits that settled at Florissant, Missouri where he was ordained September 23, 1827. He also served as president of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; participated in a congregation of procurators in Rome, Italy; and was vice-provincial of the Missouri Province. He died October 2, 1851 in Florissant, Missouri. (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

elet_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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