Theodore Hesburgh

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Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 26, 2015 (97)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 26, 2015 (97)

About

Catholic priest most famous as the President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. He has received more than 150 honorary degrees from various institutions, setting a world record.

Before Fame

He was sent to Italy by his seminary but was forced out of the country due to the start of World War II.

Trivia

During his 35-year tenure as President of Notre Dame, the school's enrollment doubled and its annual budget skyrocketed from $9.7 million to $176.6 million.

Family Life

He was raised with siblings named Mary, Elizabeth, Anne and James.

Associated With

In 1954, he was appointed to the Science Commission by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.