Edward George Dohan, O.S.A.
Father Edward George Dohan was born in Troy, New York, in 1870. He
entered the Augustinian novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1895,
and was ordained by Archbishop Patrick John Ryan in 1899.
He was stationed on Staten Island, New York, until 1906. Having from
there, in 1905, established a mission in the Bronx, New York, he in the
following year became pastor there of the newly established church of
Saint Nicholas of Tolentine.
Father Dohan was appointed President of Villanova College in 1910 and
held that position until 1918, after which he became Rector of Saint
Joseph's in Greenwich, New York. From 1920 to 1926, he was in charge of
Our Mother of Good Counsel parish, and of the Augustinian Academy, on
Staten Island, New York. Father Dohan thus became the first Rector of
the Academy, (school for Augustinian Postulants) when it was moved from
Villanova to Staten Island. He also remained its the first Rector when
it was moved from Austin Place to Grimes Hill on Staten Island. Later he
served at Greenwich and Troy, New York.
Father Dohan died in Troy on 16 January 1936 at the age of 66. He is
buried there in Saint Augustine's (Saint John's) Cemetery.
Source: Necrology of the Augustinian Provinces of the United States of
(Revised, May 2000).