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William R. Trimble ’37

William Raleigh Trimble ’37, December 22, 2002, in Portland. Following receipt of his bachelor’s degree in history from Reed, William taught in public high schools, and then went on to earn an MA from the University of Chicago in 1944 and a PhD from Harvard University in 1950 in the field of history. His teaching career included work as an instructor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 1948 to 1951, and as professor at Loyola University in Chicago from 1955 to 1980, after which he retired as an emeritus professor of history and returned to Portland. William also studied at Oxford and at the Institute of Historical Research of the University of London. His academic focus was in English history, specifically the Tudor-Stuart era. His book, The Catholic Laity in Elizabethan England, 1558-1603, was published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University in 1964.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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