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historian , priest

Stafford Poole, American historian, priest. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1956. Named Distinguished Guest, City of San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, 1974; recipient Peirre Coste award, Vincentian Studies Institute, 2006; grantee, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1991.


Poole, Stafford was born on March 6, 1930 in Oxnard, California, United States. Son of Joseph Outhwaite Poole and Beatrice Hessie Smith.


Bachelor, St. Mary's Seminary, Perryville, Missouri, 1952. Master of Arts, St. Louis University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1961.


Vice rector, professor history Cardinal Glennon College, St. Louis, 1956—1964. Vice rector, dean of studies St. Mary's Seminary, Perryville, 1964—1971. Professor history St. John's Seminary College, Camarillo, California, 1971—1990, president, rector, 1980—1984.

Historian Los Angeles, since 1990. Visiting lecturer Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, 1970, 72.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1956.



Member executive committee Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, since 1998. Member of American Society Ethnohistory, Conference on Latin. American History (executive committee since 1989), American History Association.


Joseph Outhwaite Poole

Beatrice Hessie Smith