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Clergyman , educator

Francis Xavier Downey, American clergyman, educator. Member National Education Association, N.E. Classical Association (Vice-President), National Council Teachers of English. Knights of Columbus.

Background

Downey, Francis Xavier was born on August 12, 1887 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Michael Joseph and Mary A. (McMahon) Downey.

Education

Student Holy Cross College. Graduate Novitiate of St. Andrew, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1910.

Career

Dean and secretary trustee, Holy Cross College, 1924-1929. Director presentation of Euripides’ Hecuba, at Sesquicentennial, Philadelphia, 1926. Editor Jesuit Seminary News.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Greek Grammar (with F. M. Connell). Taking Down the Crib. Contributor fiction and essays.Director presentation of Euripides’ Hecuba, at Sesquicentennial, Philadelphia, 1926. Lecturer and occasional preacher as member Jesuit mission band. Spiritual director of retreats to religious orgns.Editor Jesuit Seminary News.

Membership

Member National Education Association, N.E. Classical Association (Vice-President), National Council Teachers of English. Knights of Columbus.

Connections

father:
Michael Joseph Downey

mother:
Mary A. (McMahon) Downey