Fordham University

Founded 1841

Bishop John Hughes founded St. John's College at Fordham, New York. The Jesuits took over in 1846, essentially transferring to the new campus St. Mary's College in Kentucky, founded 1820. Its name was changed to Fordham in 1906. Significant figures associated with the school as alumni or faculty include Cardinals John Farley and Avery Dulles, Bishop Michael Hoban, and John LaFarge, Sr. (father of John LaFarge, SJ).


Catholic Encyclopedia * Fordham University


As I Remember Fordham: Selections from the Sesquicentennial Oral History Project

 R. Schroth, Fordham: A History and Memoir