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Rev. Paul Reinert; Former President of St. Louis University

July 25, 2001

The Rev. Paul Reinert, 90, St. Louis University's president from 1949 to 1974 before serving 16 years as chancellor, died Sunday in St. Louis.

Reinert was named the school's dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1944, became academic vice president in 1948, and a year later was selected as the university's 27th president at the age of 39. Reinert was named the school's chancellor in 1974 and chancellor emeritus in 1990.

In 1955, Reinert was a Missouri delegate to the White House Conference on Education, and a year later President Eisenhower appointed him to his Education Beyond the High School committee.

In the 1960s, President Johnson asked Reinert to serve on his Task Force on Education and the Task Force on Urban Educational Opportunities. Reinert also served on President Nixon's education task force in 1968.

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