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Fleege, Urban. (Dubuque, IA, Nov. 4, 1908--Sarasota, Fl, July 2, 2000). In 1951, Fleege, an educator with a doctor of philosophy degree from the Catholic University of America, served as the chief of the State Department's Catholic Affairs section of the Educational and Cultural Affairs Division. A graduate of LORAS COLLEGE, he was former chairman of the department of education at Catholic University, dean of the State University of New Mexico, director of the guidance clinic at Marquette University and editor of the Catholic Educational Review. Fleege described his responsibilities in 1951 as working with German churches to advance political forces in Germany which supported the formation of a democratic society.

Dr. Fleege in 1946 wrote a three-part article entitled "Issues and Problems Facing Catholic Secondary Schools in The Catholic Educational Review in which he argued against excluding the less academically talented population of Catholic secondary schools. (1) In 1948, Dr. Fleege was the author of "The Program of General Education and the Graduate School" in The Journal of General Education, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 26-33. (2) Dr. Virginia Fleege founded the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband, Dr. Urban Fleege, in 1965. (3) An Urban and Virginia Fleege Endowed Scholarship has been offered by the College of Education at DePaul. (4)



1. Ognibene, Richard T. "How Did It Begin? Catholic and Public School Commonalities," Journal of Catholic Education, September 2015, Online: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1076583.pdf

2. Online: https://www.jstor.org/stable/27795240?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

3. Clark, Hattie, "Lessons of History. New Reason for Montessori's Appeal," Christian Science Monitor April 24, 1987, Online: https://www.csmonitor.com/1987/0424/dmont.html

4. "Scholarship Opportunities," Online: https://education.depaul.edu/admission-and-aid/scholarships/Pages/scholarship-opportunities.aspx