Interview with Brother Daniel Burke FSC. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1926, Brother Daniel, an Irish-American, went to an all Italian grade school where he emerged as an art student and class valedictorian. His father fought in World War I and survived. After the war, Brother Daniel’s father, also Daniel Burke, was a automobile sales and repair man, then worked on the staff of the Registrar of Wills, Allegheny County, PA. His mother worked at the newspaper, the Pittsburgh Press during the depression. Brother Daniel went to high school at La Salle Hall in Ammendale Maryland, and College at Catholic University in Washington D.C., where he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English. Brother Daniel entered the Christian Brotherhood in 1944. He has taught English at West Philadelphia Catholic High School (1949-51,) La Salle Hall in Ammendale, MD, (1951-52,) and De La Salle College in Washington D.C. (1952-57.) He arrived at La Salle College in 1957 as an Assistant professor of English. In 1960, he was appointed as Vice-President for academic affairs. In 1969, he was appointed President of La Salle College. In 1974, he retired as president. In 1976, Brother Daniel opened the La Salle Art Museum to the public. He currently (as of April,, 2007) resides of the Christian Brother retiree Community house on La Salle University’s main campus.
Burke, Daniel F.S.C., Ph.D. and Thompson, Christopher A., "Interview of Daniel Burke F.S.C., Ph.D." (2007). All Oral Histories. 37.
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