Rev. Theodore Hesburgh


Age: 97

Summary: president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987 who was always a man of conscience, but he did what he thought was right even if it meant challenging popes, presidents, or legendary football coaches like Frank Leahy during his 35 years, and who was also a civil rights leader becoming a champion of immigration rights and a supporter of Third World development.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: May 25, 1917

Died: February 26, 2015

South Bend, Indiana