Garvin, John E.

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Author; b. San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 24, 1865; d. Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1918. He joined the Marianist brothers and received his B.A. from the University of Dayton, Ohio (1886), and a licentiate in physics and mathematics from Stanislaus College, Paris, France (1891). Although trained in science, he is remembered also for his speeches and conferences on religious topics. His chief publications were the translation of Henry Rousseau's Life of Guillaume Joseph Chaminade, from French to English, and The Centenary of the Society of Mary in America (Dayton 1917). A methodical teacher, he addressed meetings of the National Catholic Educational Association and was a frequent contributor to the Apostle of Mary and other publications. His notes on the teaching of composition in elementary and high schools are preserved in the archives of Mt. St. John, Dayton.

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