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Healy, Patrick Francis, 1830-1910


  • [Patrick Francis Healy (1830-1910) was a Jesuit priest and 29th President of Georgetown University (1874-1882). Healy initiated Georgetown's transformation from a small school to a modern university. In the post-Civil War years, he modernized the curriculum and his reforms included a new emphasis on science, expanding and upgrading the law and medical schools, and centralizing the university's libraries. Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed during Healy's tenure and is named after him. Healy is recognized as one of the first African Americans to receive a PhD and the first to head a predominantly white university.] http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul31.html
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    • found: Today in history. July 31, 1997:t.p. (Patrick Francis Healy)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 18, 2013(Patrick Francis Healy; born February 27, 1830 in Macon, Ga.; died January 10, 1910 in the Georgetown campus infirmary; Jesuit priest; 29th President of Georgetown University and known for expanding the school. In the 1960s the history of Healy's mixed-race ancestry became more widely known, and he was recognized as the first American of African ancestry to earn a PhD; the first to become a Jesuit priest; and the first to be president of a predominantly white college)
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    • [Patrick Francis Healy (1830-1910) was a Jesuit priest and 29th President of Georgetown University (1874-1882). Healy initiated Georgetown's transformation from a small school to a modern university. In the post-Civil War years, he modernized the curriculum and his reforms included a new emphasis on science, expanding and upgrading the law and medical schools, and centralizing the university's libraries. Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed during Healy's tenure and is named after him. Healy is recognized as one of the first African Americans to receive a PhD and the first to head a predominantly white university.] http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul31.html
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