Loyola celebrates the life of former Mayor of Baltimore Thomas D’Alesandro III, ’49
| By Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.
Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola University Maryland, released this statement after the death of former Mayor of Baltimore Thomas D’Alesandro:
“As mayor of Baltimore from 1967-1971, Thomas D’Alesandro was at the forefront of conversations about integration and led with a perspective that was particularly forward-thinking for his time. A 1949 graduate of Loyola, Mr. D’Alesandro has left a legacy that was informed by his Jesuit education and Jesuit values. Over the years, Mr. D’Alesandro was an active and ardent supporter of his alma mater in numerous ways, including chairing a campaign for the Loyola/Notre Dame Library and serving on a major gifts committee for Loyola. The University honored Mr. D’Alesandro as Alumnus of the Year in 1971—and also with our prestigious Andrew White Medal in 1977 and the President’s Medal in 1999. Our prayers are with his family, including his son, Tom, who is also a Loyola graduate.”