Education: Local Boy Makes Good

John J. Cavanaugh, an ambitious lad of 18, first talked the chauffeur into introducing him to Notre Dame's president. Then he talked the president, the Rev. John W. Cavanaugh (no relation), into giving him a job as his secretary so he could earn his way through college. Last week at 47, "young John"—now the Rev. John himself—became Notre Dame's 14th president.

Spare, handsome John Cavanaugh won a gold watch for leading his Notre Dame commerce class. On graduating, like a lot of Notre Dame boys, he signed on with the Studebaker Corp., the university's South Bend neighbor.

By the time he was 27,...

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