James H. Dolan
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During his seven-year tenure, Fairfield University was chartered by the State of Connecticut to grant degrees in 1945; the first class of 303 male students was admitted to the Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences in 1947; and the Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences was accredited by the State of Connecticut and the first summer session of undergraduate courses was held in 1949.
From October 1951 until January 1972, he lived at Boston College, serving as director of construction and new building in the Province and as revisor of the Province finances. He also taught classes while at Boston College: from 1951 until 1956 he taught natural theology and psychology and from 1956 until 1965 he served as confessor of students at the college.
In 1972, due to ill health, he moved to the Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts, where he died on August 1, 1977, aged 92.
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