David Hillhouse Buel (July 19, 1862 – May 23, 1923) was an American
priest who became the president of Georgetown University. Born at
Watervliet Arsenal, New York, to a distinguished family, he converted to
Catholicism under the guidance of Michael McGivney, while a student at
Yale University. He entered the Jesuit order in 1883, spending the next
17 years studying and teaching at Jesuit institutions throughout the
Northeastern United States; he was ordained a Catholic priest in 1898.
Buel then became a professor at Georgetown University, and was appointed
its president in 1905. While in office, he curtailed intercollegiate
athletics and instituted strict discipline, prompting resistance from
students and parents, and his removal in 1908. He quit the Jesuit order
several years later and secretly married in 1912, resulting in an outcry
from his former Jesuit colleagues. He later left the Catholic Church,
and in 1922 was ordained an Episcopal priest.
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noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.
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