Siegfried, C. L. (Cornelius Louis)

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Siegfried, C. L. (Cornelius Louis)

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Reverend Cornelius Louis Siegfried was born in Formosa, Ontario on September 7, 1916. He attended school in nearby Walkerton, before attending St. Jerome's College. He graduated from Western, Ontario in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts and was ordained as a minister in 1941. Siegfried earned a teaching certificate from the Ontario College of Education (1942-1943), going on to teach science and mathematics at St. Jerome's high school until 1946, at which time he enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he obtained a Master of Science in 1948. The same year, at the age of 31, he was appointment to president of St. Jerome's College. He served in the role until 1953, from 1955 to 1965, and again from 1973 to 1979. Between his first and second terms as president at St. Jerome's he served as president of North Bay College. He played an active role in developing a university charter for the school (1959) and federating with the University of Waterloo (1960). In 1966 Siegfried was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree by the University of Waterloo in recognition for his role in founding the school. In 1980 he was later named President Emeritus by the governors of St. Jerome's. Siegfried resigned form his role as president of St. Jerome's in 1979 due to poor health. He died August 2, 1989.


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Catholic priest and former president of St. Jerome's College.

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  • Created August 2019 by DR.
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