Fr. William Millerd, SJ, mathematician, social justice advocate and teacher, dies at 81

Rev. William H. Millerd, S.J., died on October 18, 2015 at Manresa Hall outside Philadelphia. He was a Jesuit priest for 47 years.

A native of Washington, DC, Fr. Millerd was an alumnus of Gonzaga High School and entered the Society of Jesus at the Novitiate of St. Isaac Jogues in Wernersville, PA. He graduated from Fordham University and later received a Ph.D in physics From Johns Hopkins University. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1968.

For more than 25 years, Fr. Millerd worked tirelessly for social justice and scientific advances. He dedicated himself to the cause of seeing a reduction in the arms race and for responsible investments in Central America. He also worked in the Center for Science and Public Interest in Washington, DC, as Director of the Interfaith Coalition on Energy.

In 2003, Fr. Millerd came to Baltimore to teach mathematics and physics at Loyola High School. In 2010, he moved to the Colombiere Jesuit Community and then to Manresa Hall in Philadelphia in 2013, where he died peacefully on October 18, 2015. He was 81.

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