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Philip Francis Berrigan, American author. Convicted in two cases of destruction of draft files; acquitted of conspiracy. Served with infantry Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

Berrigan, Philip Francis was born on October 5, 1923 in Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States. Son of Thomas William and Frida (Fromhart) Berrigan.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English, Holy Cross College, 1950. Bachelor of Science in Secondary Edn, Loyola University of South, 1959. Master of Arts, Xavier University, New Orleans, 1961.

Career

Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1950. Professor English and religion, also student counselor St. Augustine High School, New Orleans. Assistant pastor St. Peter Claver Church, Baltimore.

Worked and demonstrated with Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Congress of Racial Equality, SNCC. Co-founder, co-chairman Catholic Peace Fellowship, Baltimore Interfaith Peace Mission. Lecturer on race, peace, poverty.

Active anti-Vietnam War movement.

Achievements

  • Convicted in two cases of destruction of draft files. Acquitted of conspiracy.

Works

Membership

Served with infantry Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Married Elizabeth McAlister. 2 children.

father:
Thomas William Berrigan

mother:
Frida (Fromhart) Berrigan

spouse:
Elizabeth McAlister