Leo R. Ward
Leo R. Ward, C.S.C., was a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. The author of textbooks on philosophy and ethics, he also wrote several popular novels and was an award-winning poet. He was born in Melrose, Iowa in 1893, studied at Notre Dame, Catholic University, and Oxford, and was ordained a Holy Cross priest. His writings on Catholic education were used by Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the president of Notre Dame, as the map to create a world-class Catholic university. He died in 1984.