James Michael Kieran

James Michael Kieran (August 23, 1863 – April 25, 1936) was president of Hunter College starting in 1929.[1]

James Michael Kieran
3rd President of Hunter College
In office
Preceded byGeorge Samler Davis
Succeeded byEugene A. Colligan
Personal details
Born(1863-08-23)August 23, 1863
New York City
DiedApril 25, 1936(1936-04-25) (aged 72)
New York City
Cause of deathStroke

He was born on August 23, 1863 in New York City to Michael Kieran and Catherine Lynch. He married Kate Donahue in 1890 and they had seven children.[1]

He became president of Hunter College on February 1, 1929, replacing George Samler Davis.[2][3] He was formally installed in office on March 27, 1929.[4] He retired in 1933.[1]

He died on April 25, 1936.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "James Michael Kieran" (PDF). Hunter College. Retrieved 2013-12-23.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Kieran Named Head Of Hunter College. Unanimously Elected Successor to Dr. George S. Davis, the Retiring President. His Services Praised. He Assumes Office on Feb. 1. Forty-five Years in the City's School System. Educated in the City". New York Times. December 21, 1928. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  3. ^ "Dr. Kieran To Head Hunter College. Dean of Education Department Will Become the Acting President Today. Davis Preparing To Retire. Dr. Kieran Has Taught in the City Institution Since 1904 and Is a Native New Yorker". New York Times. February 1, 1929. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  4. ^ "Kieran Installed As Head Of Hunter. Receives College Key and Seal Before Representatives of 104 American Schools". New York Times. March 27, 1929. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  5. ^ "Dr. James Kieran, Educator, Is Dead. President Emeritus of Hunter College Served 50 Years in New York Schools. Taught 10,000 Teachers. He Helped to Bring About Many Improvements in Standards of City Institutions". New York Times. April 26, 1936. Retrieved 2013-12-23.

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