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New York City: Connections with Georgetown University

This guide identifies people, places and events that connect New York City and Georgetown University

GU Donors with Connections to New York City

  • Brady, Mrs. Nicholas (Genevieve) 

Lived in New York City

First woman to receive an honorary degree from Georgetown 1934

Donated the manuscript of Tom Sawyer and the "Crewe" manuscript of Sheridan's The School of Scandal in 1934


  • Dahlgren, John Vinton, C’1889, L’1891

Lawyer. Moved to New York City after graduation, married Elizabeth Drexel in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

With Elizabeth, paid for the construction of Dahlgren Chapel


  • Ryan, Ida M. (Parent and donor)

Lived in New York City

Gave money in the early 1900s to build Ryan Hall and Ryan Gym (now part of the Davis Performing Arts Center)


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