Waldron, John A.
WALDRON, JOHN A.
Marianist educator, author, editor; b. Cleveland, OH, June 20, 1859; d. St. Louis, MO, Nov. 9, 1937. He received his B.A. from the University of Dayton, OH (1881), and his licentiate from Stanislaus College, Paris, France (1885). While teaching in diocesan and Marianist schools, he contributed numerous articles to the Catholic Educational Association (CEA, after 1927 National Catholic Educational Association, NCEA) Bulletin (1906–1107 22). He was a member of the general executive board of the CEA (1909), member of its advisory board (1912); and general secretary (1914). He supplied resolutions, topics, and materials for meetings of the CEA, and advised members of the U.S. hierarchy, especially Bp. Francis Howard, of Covington, KY, and Cardinal John Glennon, of St. Louis, MO. When the National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC) was organized (1919), he served on the executive committee of its Department of Education. In addition to his work on the editorial board of the Catholic School Journal (1929–37) and the St. Louis diocesan school board (1916–24), he contributed to America, Apostle of Mary, and the Catholic Educational Review.
Bibliography: p. c. goelz, John A. Waldron (Master's diss. unpub. U. of Dayton 1945).
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