Lucian Athanasius Reinhart

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Br. Lucian Athanasius
Reinhart FSC

James Hyde Reinhart
De La Salle Brother
1926-1950
President of De La Salle College<ref>Br. Antony Ferdinand became Acting President for 1945-1946 after Br. Lucian Athanasius was forced to return to the United States to rest.
He was succeeded by Br. Andelino Manuel after he died in 1950.</ref>
1945-1950
Born: May 24, 1911
Kansas City, Missouri
Died: May 27, 1950
Manila, Philippines

Brother Lucian Athanasius Reinhart FSC, born James Hyde Reinhart was an American De La Salle Brother who was last assigned to the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines and was a President of De La Salle College in Manila.

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Early life

Br. Athanasius was born on May 24, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri as James Hyde Reinhart and entered the Novitiate at the La Salle Institute in Glencoe, Missouri and received the Holy Habit in 1926, at which time he also assumed the religious name Lucian Athanasius. In 1929, he was assigned to the St. George High School in Evanston, Illinois and two years later, he would earn his Master of Arts degree from DePaul University in Chicago. In 1933, he was assigned to the De La Salle Institute, also in Chicago, and finally to the Christian Brothers College in St. Louis in 1934.

Assignment to the Philippines

In the mid-1930s, he volunteered for mission work and arrived in Manila on October 30, 1936. Upon his arrival, he was assigned as Pro-Director of the Brothers' Community and concurrent principal of the College's High School Department. He was also the first American Brother in the Philippines to earn a Doctor of Philosophy Degree, after writing a dissertation on the Educational Philosophy of John Baptist de La Salle at the University of Santo Tomas.

World War II

During World War II, Br. Athanasius was interned at Los Baños with the rest of the American Brothers. He would be freed by American troops in 1945 but would refuse to be returned to the United States.

Rehabilitation of De La Salle College

He stayed in the Philippines to rehabilitate De La Salle College and was appointed its President in 1945. It was also during this time that he was forced to return to the United States due to health reasons. In July 1946, he returned to Manila and formed new Faculty and Brother missionaries.

He died on May 27, 1950. The gym (on which lot the Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall now stands) of the De La Salle College was named in his memory as well as De La Salle University-Manila's Sports Complex, now the Enrique M. Razon Sports Center.

Notes

  1. ^ Br. Antony Ferdinand became Acting President for 1945-1946 after Br. Lucian Athanasius was forced to return to the United States to rest. He was succeeded by Br. Andelino Manuel after he died in 1950.

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Preceded by
Br. Egbert Xavier FSC
President of De La Salle College
1945-1946
Succeeded by
Br. Antony Ferdinand FSC
Preceded by
Br. Antony Ferdinand FSC
President of De La Salle College
1946-1950
Succeeded by
Br. Andelino Manuel FSC
Acting President (1950)

Br. Hyacinth Gabriel FSC