Theodore Hesburgh
#11512 Overall Influence

Theodore Hesburgh

Congressional Gold Medal recipient

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Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, CSC was a native of Syracuse, New York, who became an ordained priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and is best known for his service as the president of the University of Notre Dame for thirty-five years . In addition to his career as an educator and author, Hesburgh was a public servant and social activist involved in numerous American civic and governmental initiatives, commissions, international humanitarian projects, and papal assignments. Hesburgh received numerous honors and awards for his service, most notably the United States's Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal . As of 2013, he also held the world's record for the individual with most honorary degrees with more than 150.

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University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame

Catholic university in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America

Private Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

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#1290 World Rank #345 USA Rank
Religious Studies