Dr. George Donovan (1931-1950; on leave 1948-1950) | Webster University

Dr. George Donovan (1931-1950; on leave 1948-1950)

  • Died: 1972 at age 70President Donovan
  • Born in Massachusetts
  • A.B., Boston College; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., St. Louis University
  • Continued to teach history and international relations while president
  • Brought many speakers to campus to talk on current events and international affairs
  • At one time one of only four laymen to head a U.S. Catholic college or university
  • Took a leave of absence in 1948 to head educational and cultural affairs programs with the military government in postwar Germany