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O'Connor, Jeremiah


Biographical note

Jeremiah O’Connor, SJ, was born in Dublin on April 10, 1841, and immigrated to Philadelphia as a boy. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1860 and was ordained a priest in 1874. In 1876, O'Connor went to Boston College, where he taught rhetoric. He was appointed to replace Robert J. Fulton as the president of Boston College on January 11, 1880, and served until 1884. From 1884 on, O’Connor served as a priest in New York City, where he died on February 27, 1891.

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