John Carroll.

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John Carroll was born in Marlborough Town, Province of Maryland back in 1735 to Daniel and Eleanor. His mother had inherited several thousand acres one of the homes in on the Nation Register of Historic Places. Some of his relatives established what is now Baltimore.

His cousin Charles was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Being home schooled he was sent to the College of St. Omer in French Flanders. When he was 18 he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

He remained in Europe until he was almost 40 at which time he returned to Maryland. In 1771, he founded St. John the Evangelist Parish in Silver Spring. In 1789, John was appointed the first Catholic bishop in the United States.

What you may not know about John is other being the first Catholic bishop is that he founded a school which you may have heard about, Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic university in the United States.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's a nice piece of history to know.... 

May 31, 2019 03:11 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And once a great rivalry for Syracuse basketball.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 31, 2019 03:52 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a outstanding place to get a great education.

May 31, 2019 04:20 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. John deserves a lot of credit for eatablishing that fine university! Enjoy your day!

May 31, 2019 04:46 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Georgetown will live on in the history books of education.

May 31, 2019 05:03 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - I imagine there might be more history that can be shared because of his family background, personal history and the timing surrounding both.  

May 31, 2019 06:20 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A terrific story and wonderful read today. Enjoy.

May 31, 2019 06:41 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is right up my alley and I really enjoyed learning more about this fine man!

May 31, 2019 07:24 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Oh, I have heard of Georgetown university.  I had a friend who graduated from there and loved the school.  A

May 31, 2019 09:36 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Georgetown University is one of the most prestigious schools in America. John would be proud of what it's become.

May 31, 2019 12:37 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- Definitely know Georgetown University!!!  And what an interesting story. 

May 31, 2019 07:02 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I considered Georgetown because of their fantastic International Relations Program but instead went to USMA...Endre

May 31, 2019 11:58 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Just to think that this man started such a prestigious university is incredible James Dray 

Jun 01, 2019 10:46 AM #15
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I went to the concrete version in DC, George Washington.

Jun 01, 2019 02:39 PM #16
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Love these stories of people who founded institutions of higher education. 

Jun 02, 2019 07:19 AM #17
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Georgetown is a great place to party, I heard that from my cousin.  Thanks for your information.


Jun 02, 2019 10:48 AM #18
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