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Rev Patrick Francis Healy

Rev Patrick Francis Healy

Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 10 Jan 1910 (aged 75)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 19742 · View Source
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Religous Leader, Educator. Son of an Irish immigrant, Michael Healy, and Mary Eliza Healy, a former slave. He became the first African American to earn a doctorate degree. He joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)and ultimately became the 29th president of Georgetown University, serving between 1873 and 1882. As such, he was also the first African American to serve as president of a predominately white American university. His brother James became the first African American bishop after being ordained to serve the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Bishop James Healy founded 18 parochial schools and 50 parishes. Another brother, Alexander, became the chancellor for the Archdiocese of Boston. A sister also became a nun. Healy Hall on the campus of Georgetown University is named in his honor.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Added: 25 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19742
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Patrick Francis Healy (27 Feb 1834–10 Jan 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19742, citing Georgetown University Jesuit Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .