Friedel, Francis

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Educator, author; b. Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 8, 1897;d. Dayton, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1959. He received his B.A. at the University of Dayton (1917) and his S.T.D. at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he was ordained a marianist priest, April 2, 1927. He attended The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., receiving his M.A. in 1935; in 1950 the University of Pittsburgh, Pa., granted him a Ph.D. He was president and charter member of the American Catholic Sociological Society; President of Trinity College, Sioux City, Iowa (194349); and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton (194953). The Dayton Journal hailed him editorially for his "interest in community welfare projects" (Feb. 14, 1959). Among his many publications are The Mariology of Cardinal Newman (New York 1928), Social Patterns in the Society of Mary (Pittsburgh 1951), and Necrology of the Society of Mary (1952). He also contributed numerous articles to U.S. and foreign periodicals and wrote various religious pamphlets.

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