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In Memoriam

We remember in this space the passings of OAH members, friends, colleagues, and others within the profession. Please submit your announcement using this form.

In Memoriam: Richard E. Herrmann

Richard E. Herrmann, January 17, 2010, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee.

More information is available at: http://www.stategazette.com/story/1603436.html

Posted: October 11, 2010
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In Memoriam: William H. Goetzmann

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and OAH member, Dr. William H. Goetzmann, died September 7, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10262/1088642-122.stm

Posted: October 11, 2010
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In Memoriam: Robert Hohner

Robert A. Hohner, a historian of early twentieth-century southern politics, died on August 8, 2010, at his home in London, Ontario. In an educational career interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy, Bob received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Duke University. After teaching briefly at the U.S. Naval Academy, Bob took a position in 1965 at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), where he remained in the Department of History until his retirement in 2001.

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Posted: September 16, 2010
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In Memoriam: David Weber

David J. Weber, the founding director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, died on August 20, 2010, of multiple myeloma. Weber served the OAH in various capacities, most recently as a member of the OAH Executive Board (2006–2009) and as an OAH Distinguished Lecturer (1995–2001). For more information, visit www.smu.edu/News/2010/david-weber-dies-23aug2010.aspx.

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Posted: August 30, 2010
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In Memoriam: Peggy Pascoe

Peggy Pascoe, long time OAH member, and 2009 winner of the Lawrence W. Levine Prize for the best book in American cultural history, died on July 23, 2010 at the age of 55. For a complete obituary and brief biography, please visit http://history.uoregon.edu/news/pascoe_obituary/.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Whitaker

OAH member Elizabeth Whitaker passed away on April 10, 2010 at the age of 51. She was a published author, lecturer, and researcher. For a complete obituary and brief biography, please visit http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx.

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Posted: July 23, 2010
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In Memoriam: Ferenc "Frank" Szasz

Distinguished OAH member and University of New Mexico Regents’ Professor of History Ferenc “Frank” Szasz passed away Sunday, June 20, at the age of 70. For a complete obituary and brief biography, please visit http://news.unm.edu/2010/06/history-professor-ferenc-szasz-dies/.

The History Department and the UNM Foundation will be sending out an announcement shortly vis a vis the Service of Celebration of Ferenc’s life. The service will be held at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel from 2–4 p.m. on Friday, 27 August, with a reception hosted by the History Department directly after.

The Ferenc Morton Szasz and Margaret Connell—Szasz PhD Dissertation Fellowship in History
University of New Mexico
College of Arts & Sciences
MSC03 2120

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Attn: Jeff MacNutt

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Posted: June 28, 2010
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In Memoriam: William Preston Jr.

William Preston Jr., a historian and activist whose 1963 book Aliens and Dissenters: Federal Suppression of Radicals, 1903–1933 helped open a new field of scholarly inquiry into government policies that repressed radicals and restricted civil liberties, died on April 19, 2010, at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. He was 85.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
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In Memoriam: Louis R. Harlan

Louis R. Harlan, Distinguished University Professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, died on January 22, 2010, in Lexington, Virginia, where he and his wife Sadie had lived in retirement since 2003. He ranks among the leading historians of his generation whose body of work on Booker T. Washington and his study Separate and Unequal: Public School Campaigns and Racism in the Southern Seaboard States, 1901–1915 (1958) leave an enduring legacy. He will also be remembered for his many contributions to the historical profession, holding the distinction of being the only person to serve concurrent terms as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association.

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Posted: January 22, 2010
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