Ronan, Charles E. 1914-2004

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RONAN, Charles E. 1914-2004


See index for CA sketch: Born June 1, 1914, in Chicago, IL; died of respiratory failure, April 8, 2004, in Chicago, IL. Priest, educator, and author. Ronan was a Jesuit priest and professor emeritus at Loyola University. Educated at Loyola, where he earned an M.A. in 1955, he had been ordained a priest in 1945 and went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1958; he also attended West Baden College in New Jersey. A historian as well as a priest, Ronan pursued a career in teaching. He began as an English and Latin teacher at Loyola Academy in 1941, and, in the 1950s and early 1960s, taught history at such institutions as the University of Detroit and Xavier University. He joined the Loyola University faculty in 1964, where he remained until his 1984 retirement as professor of history emeritus. As an author, Ronan wrote and edited histories concerning Latin America and the Jesuits, including Francisco Javier Clavigero, S.J. (1731-1787): Figure of the Mexican Enlightenment; His Life and Works (1977) and Juan Ignacio Molina: The World's Window on Chile (2002).



Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2004, Section 3, p. 9.