Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor

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(1908-1974) Receiving M.A. (1930) and Ph.D. (1934) degrees in history from Fordham University, Willigan became a member of the faculty of social sciences at St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, until his retirement in 1973 as Professor of American History. President, American Catholic Sociological Society, 1942.

Willigan was coauthor of two textbooks concerned with the field of sociology, Sociology and Social Order (both with John J. O'Connor, Longmans 1940, 1941), was also coauthor of The Concept of Freedom (Regenry 1959), and contributed chapters extensively to books in history. His principal area was social and intellectual history, especially with reference to the twentieth century. There is no record of an ACSS presidential address, although a national meeting of ACSS was held in Cleveland during his term of office.

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