John A. Creighton Photo

John A. Creighton

Born: Oct 15, 1831

Death: Feb 7, 1907

Birthplace: Licking County

Nationality: United States

John A. Creighton

Date of Birth : Oct 15, 1831
Date of Death : Feb 7, 1907
Birth Place : Licking County

Count John A. Creighton was a pioneer businessman and philanthropist in Omaha, Nebraska who founded Creighton University. The younger brother of Edward Creighton, John was responsible for a variety of institutions throughout the city of Omaha, and was ennobled by Pope Leo XIII in recognition of his contributions to Creighton University, the Catholic community in Omaha, and the city of Omaha in general.

Also known as

  • John Creighton
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