Alexander Hickey, OFM
1865 – 1929
Fr. Alexander Hickey, OFM, was born on June 3, 1865 at Cappauniac in County Tipperary, Ireland. He entered into the Order at St. Bonaventure College and Seminary, Allegany, N.Y., in 1890, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1894 and was ordained in 1896.
Except for two years of ministry in Winsted, Conn., Fr. Alexander’s life was spent at St. Bonaventure College. From 1910 to 1916, he served as a Provincial councilor. From 1916 to 1920, he was president of St. Bonaventure College, and then president emeritus and professor of English until his death. Calm, peaceful, dignified and a true Irish poet, he added luster to the name of the college, which he loved.
He died on Oct. 23, 1929 in New York City. Fr. Alexander was 64 years old, a professed friar for 38 years, and a priest for 33 years.