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Maurice Francis Egan

Maurice Francis Egan, American diplomat. awarded Lætare Medal for poetry, 1911.

Background

  • Egan, Maurice Francis was born on May 24, 1852 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Maurice and Margaret (MacMullen) Egan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, LaSalle College, 1873, A.M. Entered Georgetown (District of Columbia) College, 1875. (A.M., Notre Dame, 1878.

      Doctor of Laws, Georgetown, 1879. Juris Utriusque Doctor, Ottawa U., 1891. Doctor of Philosophy., Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1907.

      Doctor of Letters, Columbia, 1919. Doctor of Laws, St. John’s, Brooklyn, 1920).

    Career

    • Sub-editor McGee’s Illustrated Weekly, 1877-1879, Catholic Review, 1879-1880. Associate editor and editor Freeman’s Journal, 1880-1888. Professor of English literature, University of Notre Dame, 1888-1895.

      Professor of English language and literature, Catholic University of America, 1895-1907. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary from United States to Denmark, 1907-1918. Author: The Life Around Us.

      Jack Chumleigh at Boarding School. The Disappearance of John Longworthy. Chatelaine of the Roses.

      Jasper Thorne; In a Brazilian Forest. The Leopard of Lancianus. Studies in Literature.

      The Watson Girls; Belinda. Belinda’s Cousins; The Wiles of Sexton Maginnis. Everybody’s St. Francis.

      Ten Years on the German Frontier, 1919. Translator: (for Augustin Daly) Coppee’s Pater. Sonnets of Jose de Heredia (in World’s Best Literature).

      One of the editors of the World’s Best Literature, Encyclopedia of Irish Literature, etc.

    Works

    • Author: The Life Around Us. Jack Chumleigh at Boarding School. The Disappearance of John Longworthy.

      Chatelaine of the Roses. Jasper Thorne
    • In a Brazilian Forest. The Leopard of Lancianus.

      Studies in Literature. The Watson Girls
    • Belinda. Belinda’s Cousins
    • The Wiles of Sexton Maginnis.

      Everybody’s St. Francis. Ten Years on the German Frontier, 1919. Translator: (for Augustin Daly) Coppee’s Pater.

      Sonnets of Jose de Heredia (in World’s Best Literature). One of the editors of the World’s Best Literature, Encyclopedia of Irish Literature, etc. Decorated by King of Belgium, 1906.

      Awarded Lætare Medal for poetry, 1911. Lecturer, Johns Hopkins, on Percy Turnbull Foundation, 1911.

    Membership

    Member Indian Commission, 1906-1907. Commander Order of the Dannebrog, 1919. Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Letters.

    Lecturer Harvard University, 1914. Special book reviewer for New York Times. Member Knights of Columbus history commission for examining sources of America history.

    The Danish West Indies were bought by the United States during his term of office.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Mullin, 1880 (died 1921).
    • father: Maurice Egan
    • mother: Margaret (MacMullen) Egan
    • spouse: Katharine Mullin
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    Born March 24, 1852
    Died January 15, 1924
    (aged 71)
    Nationality

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