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Preceded by  William Troy, S.J.
Name  Frank Haig
Role  Professor
Profession  Jesuit, academic
Nieces  Barbara Haig
Religion  Roman Catholic

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Succeeded by  Charles Currie Jr., S.J.
Preceded by  William J. O'Halloran, S.J.
Born  September 11, 1928 (age 87) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1928-09-11)
Parents  Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr., Regina Anne Murphy
Siblings  Alexander Haig, Regina Haig Meredith
Nephews  Brian Haig, Alexander Patrick Haig Jr.
People also search for  Alexander Haig, Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr., Regina Anne Murphy, Regina Haig Meredith, Brian Haig

Succeeded by  James C. Finlay, S.J.

Rev. Frank Haig, S.J. - WJU 60th Anniversary

Frank Rawle Haig, S.J. (born September 11, 1928) is an American Jesuit and physics professor. Haig served as the third President of Wheeling Jesuit University from 1966 to 1972 and the seventh President of LeMoyne College from 1981 until 1987.


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Early life

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Haig is the younger brother of Alexander Haig, who served as the United States Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan from 1981 until 1982. Haig entered the Jesuit order in Wernersville, Pennsylvania shortly after graduating from Lower Merion Senior High School in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania in 1946. Thereafter, he received a B.A. from Woodstock College in 1952, a licentiate in philosophy from Bellarmine College in Plattsburgh, New York in 1953 and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Catholic University of America in 1959. He also earned a second licentiate in sacred theology from Woodstock College in 1961, the year of his ordination.

Wheeling Jesuit University, Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland

Haig joined the faculty of the physics department at Wheeling College, which is now known as Wheeling Jesuit University, in 1963 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester.

He was appointed the third president of Wheeling Jesuit in 1966, succeeded the school's second head, Father William F. Troy, S.J. Haig was inaugurated president on July 15, 1966. In his acceptance speech, Haig told the audience, "The world will be what our men and women of insight make it to be...It is a challenge to be asked to help them see all right."

Haig remained president until his resignation on August 21, 1972. He was succeeded by Charles Currie Jr., S.J. While serving as a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Haig joined the department of physics, engineering and computer science at Loyola University Maryland (also in Baltimore, Maryland), where he served as chair during the 1980-1981 academic year.

LeMoyne College

Haig was appointed the President of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, in 1981, succeeding Father William J. O'Halloran, S.J.

Haig became acting president of LeMoyne College on January 1, 1981. he was formally inaugurated as the college's seventh president on Friday, January 22, 1982.

He remained president of LeMoyne until 1987 and was succeeded by interim president James C. Finlay, S.J.

Later life

Haig returned to Loyola, where he remains professor emeritus of physics as of February 2010. He has served on the Scientific and Educational Council of the Maryland Academy of Science, as treasurer of the Washington Academy of Sciences and continues to present papers and lectures both in the United States and abroad.


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