Every week, we learn a little more about Creighton’s history. Sometimes that comes through requests for information. That happened this week, when a request came in for information about the late Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who was laid to rest yesterday.
Some of you already knew – but we didn’t – that Cardinal Francis George taught in Creighton’s Philosophy Department early in his career. He joined the faculty as an instructor in 1969, became Assistant Professor shortly after (when he completed his doctoral work for Tulane) and department chair from 1971 until he left Creighton in 1973. While here the Rev. Francis George, OMI – you’ll notice he was not SJ – was one of five professors from Creighton listed in the 1973 edition of Outstanding Educators of America. There is little additional information available here in the archives on this great man’s life and teaching career, though you can find him in the 1970, 1971, and 1973 yearbooks.
Cardinal Francis George devoted most of his time and priesthood to Chicago. You can find many articles about his career with a simple Google search. (The Chicago Tribune had a nice obituary that described his lengthy career – but the link I had for it no longer works.)
Unfortunately we do not have good photos of Prof. George from his days at Creighton, thus this entry has no images. If any readers have such photos, please share them with University Archives.