Patrick Francis HealyPatrick Francis Healy (February 27, 1834 – January 10, 1910) was a Jesuit priest, educator, and the 29th President of Georgetown University (1874–1882), known for expanding the school following the American Civil War. Healy Hall was constructed during Healy's tenure and is named after him. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in the late 20th century.
Although Healy identified as and was accepted as Irish-American during his lifetime, in the 1950s and 1960s his mixed-race ancestry became more widely known and acknowledged. He was recognized as the first U.S. citizen of African descent to earn a PhD, to be admitted to the Jesuit order, and to be president of any predominantly white college in the United States. Provided by Wikipedia
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