Assignment Record – Rev. William T. Nash, s.j.

Summary of Case: William T. Nash was a Jesuit priest of the Chicago Province, ordained in 1915. He was a high school and college teacher mostly in Chicago, with shorter stints in Omaha NE, Toledo OH and Detroit MI. He also served as a parish priest. Nash's whereabouts after 1958 are unknown. (There are no known allegations of abuse against William T. Nash. Brother William J. Nash, SJ is the subject of allegations of child sexual abuse.)

Ordained: 1915



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Chicago archbishop was George William Mundelein (1915-1939).

1916 St. Ignatius College High School Chicago IL   St. Ignatius had 629 students, all boys.


Omaha bishop was Jeremiah James Harty (1916-1927).

1918 Creighton University High School Omaha NE English and Classics teacher Creighton had 365-391 students, all boys.


Toledo bishop was Joseph Schrembs (1911-1921).

1919 St. John's College Toledo OH City Missioner  


Chicago archdiocese

1922 Holy Family Chicago IL 4/5, 2/4

Holy family was affiliated with two schools, one with 425-210 students, and the other (St. Joseph's) with 420-535 students.

Nash is indexed int eh 1922 Directory as at Holy Family, but he is not listed as there in the Chicago pages.


Detroit bishop was Michael James Gallagher (1918-1937).

1924 University of Detroit Detroit MI   U of D had a high school with 1716-1860 students.


Chicago archdiocese

1931 Sacred Heart Chicago IL 3/7, 3/4, 3/5, 2/6  


Mundelein was succeeded as Chicago archbishop by Samuel Alphonsus Stritch (1939-1958).

1958 St. Ignatius High School Chicago IL  

St. Ignatius High had 500-1,031 students, all boys.

The 1958 Directory lists Nash as at St. Ignatius, but he is not listed as there in the Chicago pages.

Nash is not indexed beyond the 1958 Directory.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons,1916-1958)

Non-Monetary Commitments, The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus website, accessed Dec. 7, 2012

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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This assignment record was last updated on December 15, 2019.