Former Governor John Gilligan, who died at 92, taught literature at Xavier and set up American Dream scholarship

August 27, 2013

Former Governor John Gilligan died Monday, Aug. 26, at the age of 92. He taught English literature at Xavier after serving in the Navy in World War II. His recent support of Xavier's Center for the American Dream included the creation of a public service scholarship in his name that to date has benefited nine students. Read comments by Center founder Mike Ford about Gilligan, whom he considered a friend.