Frank Haig

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Frank R. Haig S.J.
President of Wheeling Jesuit College
In office
July 15, 1966 – August 21, 1972
Preceded by William Troy, S.J.
Succeeded by Charles Currie Jr., S.J.
President of Le Moyne College
In office
July 1, 1981 – 1987
Preceded by William J. O'Halloran, S.J.
Succeeded by James C. Finlay, S.J.
Personal details
Born (1928-09-11) September 11, 1928 (age 87)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Profession Jesuit, academic
Religion Roman Catholic

Frank Rawle Haig, S.J. (born September 11, 1928)[1] is an American Jesuit and physics professor. Haig has served as the second President of Wheeling Jesuit University from 1966 to 1972 and the seventh President of LeMoyne College from 1981 until 1987.


Personal life[edit]

Haig is the younger brother of Alexander Haig, who served as the United States Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan from 1981 until 1982.[2]

Wheeling Jesuit University[edit]

Haig joined the faculty of the physics department at Wheeling College, which is now known as Wheeling Jesuit University, in 1963.[2]

He appointed the third president of Wheeling Jesuit in 1966, succeeded the school's second head, Father William Troy, S.J.[2] Haig was inaugurated president on July 15, 1966.[2] In his acceptance speech, Haig told the audience, "The world will be what our men and women of insight make it to be...It is a challenge to be asked to help them see all right."[2]

Haig remained president until his resignation on August 21, 1972.[2] He was succeeded by Charles Currie Jr., S.J.

LeMoyne College[edit]

Haig was appointed the President of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, in 1981, succeeding Father William J. O'Halloran, S.J.

Haig became acting president of LeMoyne College on January 1, 1981.[3] he was formally inaugurated as the college's seventh president on Friday, January 22, 1982.[3]

He remained president of LeMoyne until 1987 and was succeeded by interim president James C. Finlay, S.J.

Later life[edit]

Haig is currently a professor emeritus of physics at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, as of February 2010.[4]


  1. ^ R.R. Bowker Company. Database Publishing Group (2009). American Men & Women of Science 3. Thomson/Gale. ISBN 9781414433035. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Wheeling Jesuit University 1960's: Third President - Father Frank R. Haig, S.J., 1966-72". Wheeling Jesuit University. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  3. ^ a b Krebs, Albin (1982-01-25). "NOTES ON PEOPLE; A Haig Inaugurated". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  4. ^ Weiner, Tim (2010-02-20). "Alexander M. Haig Jr. Dies at 85; Was Forceful Aide to 2 Presidents". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-25.