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Brother Kieran Thomas

Brother Kieran Thomas  (1918  - 1989)

Family name:  Brennan, Thomas

He graduated from Marist Training School, Fordham University and received a masters degree in English from Columbia University.  While teaching at Cardinal Hayes HS in New York City, he commuted weekends to teach Shakespeare to the student brothers.  He was appointed assistant master of Scholastics and moved to Poughkeepsie.  When Brother Paul Ambrose Fontaine was named Assistant General, Brother Kieran became Master of Scholastics.  He was elected Provincial and de facto a Trustee of Marist and last Marist Brother Chairman of the Board.  As Provincial he directed the final transfer of land in Poughkeepsie from the Marist Brothers Corporation to the Marist College Educational Corporation.

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