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Theodore M. Hesburgh

Theodore M. Hesburgh

Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., is President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. As university president during 1952-87, the Rev. Hesburgh oversaw a doubling of student enrollment, a forty-fold increase in the university’s endowment, and the emergence of the Notre Dame as an institution of global stature. He has served as Director of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Corporation, member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Chairman with rank of ambassador of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. In addition to numerous honorary degrees, he is the recipient of the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Meiklejohn Award from the American Association of University Professors, the Charles Evans Hughes Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the American Liberties medallion of the American Jewish Committee. His publications include The Theology of Catholic Action (1945); God and the World of Man (1950); The Hesburgh Papers: Higher Values in Higher Education (1979); Travels with Ted and Ned (1995); and God, Country, and Notre Dame: The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh.