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Stafford Poole C.M.


Aloysius Meyer was “one of the most respected and influential Vincentians in the United States in the nineteenth century.” He served in almost all of the Congregation’s traditional works. He was also president of what is now St. John’s University in New York and Saint Vincent’s College in Los Angeles. At St. John’s, he reduced the university’s debt and raised enrollment, and he raised standards at Saint Vincent’s. Meyer was offered the bishopric of Galveston, Texas, which he declined.