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Laurence Augustine Delurey O.S.A. records

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: VUA-2-16

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The Laurence A. Delurey record consist of a booklet on his receiving his doctorate. A reception was given by Faculty and Students. It also includes a program and article entitled “Manifold Benefits of Student Athletics by Very Rev. L.A. Delurey. In 1905, during his presidency, the inauguration of the engineering school was announced.


  • Creation: 1903

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Biographical/Historical note

Father Laurence Delurey was born in Easton, New York, on 15 May 1864. He entered the Augustinian novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1885, and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Patrick John Ryan of Philadelphia in 1890. He served for a short time at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine in New York City, in 1901 before being transferred to Saint Augustine’s in Havana, Cuba. After becoming, first, Procurator and then Vice-President at Villanova College, he served as President there from 1895 to 1910. In 1905, during his presidency, the inauguration of the engineering school was announced. Father Delurey died in the General Hospital in Troy, New York, on 21 December 1922 at the age of 58. He is buried in Saint Augustine’s (Saint John’s) Cemetery in Troy. Delurey Hall, a residence hall on the Villanova University campus, is named in his honor.

Works consulted: *Necrology of the Augustinian Provinces of the United States of America(revised, May 2000)


0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)


The Laurence A. Delurey papers consist of a reception program.

Guide to Laurence Augustine Delurey, O.S.A. records
Finding aid prepared by Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA and Beaudry Allen
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Repository Details

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