Rev Thomas F. Mulledy

Rev Thomas F. Mulledy

Birth
Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jul 1860 (aged 65)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 86662148 · View Source
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When Father Mulledy became president, Georgetown was in decline. However, he proved to be an effective promoter of the College and rapidly increased enrollment. Congressmen and senators became regular visitors and Andrew Jackson, in his first year in the White House, enrolled his ward. In fact, according to John Gilmary Shea’s 'History of Georgetown University,' published in 1891: “The only drawback to Father Mulledy’s presidency was his lax idea of discipline . . . it was certainly by no means conducive to the discipline of the college to see a student play handball on the back of the president as he crossed the grounds. Yet such a sight was not unusual.”

https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/handle/10822/554742

Courtesy of Tommy O'Donnell (#48625051)

272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?
In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.


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  • Created by: David McInturff
  • Added: 12 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86662148
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas F. Mulledy (12 Aug 1794–20 Jul 1860), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86662148, citing Georgetown University Jesuit Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by David McInturff (contributor 47179039) .