Author

Creation Date

1871

Keywords

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

Description

Portrait of Thomas O'Neil, SJ, who served as president of Xavier University from 1869-1871 and 1879. Photograph dated approximately 1871.

Biographical Information

Ninth and twelfth Jesuit president Rev. Thomas O'Neil was born January 24, 1822 in Bally David, County Tipperary, Ireland and arrived in America in 1839. He studied at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri and St. John’s College, Fordham, New York. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1844 in Florissant, Missouri and was ordained in 1857. He was also president of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; St. Joseph’s College, Bardstown, Kentucky; and St. Ignatius College, Chicago, Illinois. He was provincial of the Missouri Province from 1871-1878. He died March 2, 1899 while serving as spiritual director at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio (then known as St. Xavier College). (Source: Jesuits of the Middle United States, 1938)

Type

Still Image

Format

image/.jpg

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Item Identifier

oneil_thomas.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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