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Willis, John Randolph



  • Existence: 1917 - 2001

Biographical Note

John Willis was born in 1917. He was ordained in the Congregational Church in 1943 and earned a Ph.D. in American Church History from Yale University in 1946. Willis converted to Catholicism and entered the Society of Jesus in 1955. He was ordained in 1962. From 1964 to 1982, Willis taught history at Boston College and served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1964 to 1969. He later taught at Gonzaga University and Pope John Seminary (Weston, Massachusetts). Willis died in 2001.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Twice ordained: typescript

 Collection — Object BC.2001.015
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography of Rev. John R. Willis, S.J.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Dates: approximately 1994