Edward Flanagan


My photo essay is on a very successful man who founded Boys Town. His name was Edward Flanagan and he was a priest that wanted to help children. He would soon go on to building a safe haven for kids.

Early Life

Edward Flanagan was born in Ireland on July 13th, 1886. His father was John Flanagan and his mother was Honoria Larkin. While living in Ireland he became a Catholic Youth Leader. When he turned 18 he went to the U.S. In 1908 he got a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Art Degree.