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Oct. 19, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 4

Fr. Guindon Dies, Was Physics Chair, New England Provincial

Former Physics Department faculty member Rev. William Guindon, SJ, an educator and leader of New England Jesuits in the late 1960s and early 1970s, died Oct. 4. He was 88.

Fr. Guindon held a doctorate in theoretical nuclear physics and served BC from 1953 to 1964 as a physics professor and department chair before joining the faculty at Holy Cross College in 1964.

In 1968, he was chosen as New England's provincial superior by the superior general in Rome. After a six-year term, he served as dean and president of the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago, chaplain of Smith College in Northampton and special assistant to the provincial superior.

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