Alphonsus J. Donlon
#153040 Overall Influence

Alphonsus J. Donlon

American Jesuit priest

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Alphonsus J. Donlon, S.J. was an American Catholic priest and Jesuit who spent his career in priestly ministry and academia, including as president of Georgetown University from 1912 to 1918. Born in Albany, New York, he garnered a reputation as a good student and an exceptional collegiate athlete. As a professor, he went on to lead Georgetown University’s sports program, which enjoyed great success. As a result, he became known as the “father of Georgetown athletics.” He served as a professor of various sciences at Georgetown University and at Woodstock College, and as president of the former, he oversaw the removal of Georgetown Preparatory School from the university to a separate campus, and proposed the creation of the School of Foreign Service. For a significant portion of his career, he also served as a chaplain to Georgetown Visitation Monaster. In his later years, he engaged in pastoral work at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City and taught at Fordham University.

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Woodstock College

Former Jesuit seminary in Maryland

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

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Fordham University
Fordham University

Private research university in New York City

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Georgetown University
Georgetown University

Private university in Washington, D.C., United States

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