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Boursaud, Edward V.



  • Existence: 1840 - 1902

Biographical Note

Edward V. Boursaud, professor, and Boston College president. Boursaud was born in New York in 1840. His parents were French and the family returned to live in France when Boursaud was a child. Boursaud received part of his schooling in France, before returning to the U.S. where he attended Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. After graduating in 1863, Boursaud joined the Society of Jesus at Frederick, Maryland. Two years later, he was made professor of classics at Frederick and then went on to teach poetry at Georgetown. He was ordained in 1877 and in 1878 was sent to Boston College as a teacher of poetry and rhetoric. After two years at Boston College, Boursaud returned to Frederick to undertake a year of ascetical study. Following this, he was selected for the position of Secretary to the English Assistant on the Jesuit General's staff in Rome. In 1884, Boursaud was called back to the United States and, shortly afterward, appointed fifth president of Boston College. After his time as president of Boston College, he served as its treasurer, taking up the position in 1895. He died in 1902.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Boston College collection of Edward V. Boursaud, SJ


This collection contains two letters written by the fifth president of Boston College, Edward V. Boursaud, SJ, after his time as president.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1897, 1900