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Milton Friedman, AM’33, the Paul Snowden Russell distinguished service professor emeritus in economics, died November 16 in San Francisco. He was 94. A Rutgers graduate who earned his PhD at Columbia, Friedman, who won the 1951 Clark Medal for economists under 40 and the 1976 Nobel Prize, taught at the U of C from 1946 until 1977, becoming a leader of the Chicago School of economics. A monetarist and staunch proponent of free markets, he argued that economic freedom was a prerequisite for political freedom. His ideas influenced U.S. government policy on exchange rates, the volunteer army, trucking and airline regulation, the gold standard, and income tax, and his influence extended to Thatcherite England, post-communist China, and, through former students known as “Los Chicago Boys,” Chile and Latin America. He also changed popular notions of economics, publishing best-sellers, starring in a PBS miniseries, and writing a column in Newsweek. Retiring from teaching in 1983, he joined Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and in 1988 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science. Survivors include his wife, Rose Director Friedman, PhB’32, with whom he coauthored several books; a daughter, Janet Friedman Stansby, U-High’60; a son, David Friedman, U-High’61, SM’68, PhD’72; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Clifford Geertz, a cultural anthropologist, died October 30 in Princeton, NJ. He was 80. Joining Chicago’s faculty in 1960 from the University of California, Berkeley, Geertz chaired the Committee for the Comparative Study of New Nations (1968–70). In 1970 he moved to Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study as a founding member of the School of Social Science, retiring in 2000 as the Harold F. Linder professor emeritus. A prolific author on religion, bazaar trade, economic development, traditional political structures, and village and family life, in 1988 Geertz won the National Book Critics Circle Prize in criticism for Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations, and several other institutions, he was also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. Survivors include his wife, Karen I. Blu, AM’65, PhD’72; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

Peter H. Rossi, a sociologist, died October 7 in Amherst, MA. He was 84. A WW II Army veteran, Rossi moved from Harvard to join Chicago’s faculty in 1955, researching racism, crime, poverty, and homelessness and directing the National Opinion Research Center. He later moved to Johns Hopkins and then the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, retiring in 1992 as the Stuart A. Rice professor emeritus. Rossi also served a term as president of the American Sociological Association. Survivors include his wife, Alice; two daughters; son Peter E. Rossi, MBA’80, PhD’84, the GSB’s Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis professor of marketing and statistics; and six grandchildren, including Emily Rossi, U-High’02, AB’06 and Benjamin C. Rossi, U-High’06.


Henry Lloyd Stow, AB’30, PhD’36, a classicist, died August 26 in Nashville, TN. He was 97. In 1937, after a fellowship in Athens, Stow joined the University of Oklahoma classical-studies department, which he chaired until 1952, when he was named chair of the classics department at Vanderbilt, a position he held until his 1976 retirement. A popular lecturer, he won Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cup for undergraduate teaching and led several alumni trips to Greece. Survivors include one daughter, one son, two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren.

Gilbert F. White, SB’32, SM’34, PhD’42, a geographer, died October 5 in Boulder, CO. He was 94. After eight years with the New Deal Administration, White did relief work as a conscientious objector during WW II; in 1946 he became president of Haverford College. In 1955 he returned to Chicago, chairing the geography department before moving in 1970 to the University of Colorado, where he helped establish the Natural Hazards Research Applications and Information Center; he retired in 1980 as professor emeritus. The author of Human Adjustment to Floods (1945) and Drawers of Water (1972), White was an expert in flood-plain management who won both the Association of American Geographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Medal of Science. After retiring he served nine years as executive editor of Environment magazine and was active in environmental organizations. Survivors include his wife, Claire; two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.

Huson Jackson, PhB’34, an architect, died October 1 in Cambridge, MA. He was 93. After working on residential design in Boston, in 1946 Jackson formed his own practice in New York and taught at Columbia University and the Pratt Institute. He later joined Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and cofounded Sert, Jackson & Associates. Jackson’s clients included Harvard, other universities, and international institutions; he received several honors from the American Institute of Architects, which elected him a fellow in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Polly; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Alvin M. Weinberg, SB’35, SM’36, PhD’39, a  nuclear physicist, died October 18 in Oak Ridge, TN. He was 91. A member of the Manhattan Project, Weinberg joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1945. As director (1955–73), he led research into the biological effects of radiation, the environmental consequences of man-made pollution, and energy conservation; he retired in 1985. Elected to the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering, in 1961 he chaired President Kennedy’s Panel of Science Information. Survivors include son Richard J. Weinberg, AB’72, and sister Fay Weinberg Goleman, PhB’32.

Joyce Brodenheimer Kohn, AB’37, an artist, died October 3 in Hiram, OH. She was 90. A psychologist by training, Kohn was an award-winning painter and a docent in local art museums. She later began writing, mostly on family history. During the 1980s she volunteered with the Alumni Association, interviewing prospective students, and in 1998 she served on the University’s Alumni National Cabinet. Survivors include her husband, Art; a son; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Echard Bard, SB’38, died October 16 in Portland, OR. She was 91. A science teacher, Bard taught in La Porte, TX, public schools until her 1973 retirement. She later taught English as a Second Language to adults through community library systems. Survivors include a daughter, a son, a grandson, and a great-grandson. She was preceded by her husband, William S. Bard Sr., SB’37.

David L. Moonie, AB’39, MBA’39, a certified public accountant, died September 22 in San Francisco. He was 86. A WW II Navy veteran, in the 1950s Moonie founded his own firm with offices in three California cities. In the 1980s he sold the business, which continues to operate under his name. Survivors include his wife, Alice; two daughters; three sons; and 11 grandchildren.


John L. Davenport, AB’40, an economist, died August 22 in Schaumburg, IL. He was 87. A WW II Navy veteran, Davenport worked as a broker before founding his own commodities trading business. Cocaptain of Chicago’s 1939 football team—the last varsity team the school would field for 30 years—he was a favorite of Maroon fans also for his skills on the track team. Survivors include three sons, a daughter, a brother, two sisters, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Raymond K. Myerson, AB’40, died June 12 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 88. A WW II Navy veteran, Myerson was an executive with Helene Curtis Cosmetics, Solo Paper Cup Products, and the international division of Max Factor. In 1969 he founded the investment-consulting firm Myerson, Van Den Berg, and Company, where he worked until his death. Survivors include his wife, Natalie; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

Raymond M. Norton, AB’42, JD’48, died February 26 in Los Angeles. He was 85. A former National Labor Relations Board attorney, as a Chicago student he lettered in fencing and served on the Law Review. Survivors include his wife, Rita Liberman Norton, AB’42; a daughter; and a sister-in-law, Florence B. G. Norton, AB’41.

Frances Hopkins Kopple, AM’49, died August 10 in Philadelphia. She was 85. A social worker, Kopple spent the bulk of her career with the Family Service Bureau of the United Charities of Chicago, retiring in 1983 as program director. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth.

Edward Lowenstern, PhB’45, MBA’46, died October 21 in Chicago. He was 80. During a four-decade career in finance, Lowenstern founded Credit Counselors, which provided information and brokered loans for both individuals and businesses; he also helped found Hyde Park’s University Financial Bank. In retirement he took up journalism, writing articles and columns and partnering with his wife, Lois, on travel pieces. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

McKnight Brunn, PhB’46, JD’49, died August 2 in Walnut Creek, CA. He was 87. A Navy reservist during WW II, Brunn practiced law in California for 45 years. He also served on committees for the Alameda County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. A political cartoonist in his youth, Brunn resumed drawing after his 1994 retirement. Survivors include two daughters and two granddaughters.

Bernard A. Galler, PhB’46, SB’47, PhD’55, a mathematician, died September 4 in Ann Arbor, MI. He was 77. In 1955 Galler joined the University of Michigan, where he taught for nearly 40 years, helping found the computer-science department. He also was president of the Association for Computing Machinery, president of the Software Patent Institute, founder of the Annals of the History of Computing, and cofounder and president of the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra. Survivors include his wife, Enid Galler, U-High’43, AB’47, AM’50; four children; and nine grandchildren.

Harold Halcrow, PhD’48, an agriculture economist, died August 13 in Savoy, IL. He was 94. A WW II Army and Navy veteran, Halcrow taught at Montana State University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Illinois, where he chaired the agricultural-economics department. In 1985 he was elected a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association. Survivors include three daughters and two sons.


Estelle R. Ramey, PhD’50, an endocrinologist, died September 8 in Bethesda, MD. She was 89. After teaching at Chicago, in 1956 Ramey joined Georgetown University, where she taught for more than 30 years, investigating the differences between male and female stress hormones. An early feminist, she was a founder and the second president of American Women in Science. Quick with quotable quips, she was called “the Mort Sahl of the women’s movement,” according to the Washington Post, and was a sought-after speaker and author of both academic and popular pieces. Survivors include her husband, James; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.

Vern L. Bullough, AM’51, PhD’54, a historian and sociologist, died June 21 in Thousand Oaks, CA. He was 77. He taught at California State University in Northridge, where he earned a bachelor’s in nursing, from 1959 to 1980. He then moved to SUNY Buffalo as a professor of history and sociology, served as dean of the natural and social-sciences faculty, and held the rank of distinguished university professor when, in 1993, he returned to CSU. With his wife Bonnie Bullough, who was dean of nursing at SUNY Buffalo, he wrote and edited nursing texts and references. Trained as a medievalist, he was known for his pioneering work on sex, sexuality, and prostitution. Survivors include a daughter, three sons, and a grandchild. This corrects a notice in the Nov–Dec/06 issue.


Kenneth F. Lewalski, AM’52, PhD’60, a historian, died October 18 in Providence, RI. He was 81. In 1962 Lewalski joined Rhode Island College, where he received a distinguished teaching award, retiring a professor emeritus in 1991. An expert on the French and European revolutions of 1789 and 1830, Polish history and culture, and historiography, he was a founding member and president of the New England Historical Association. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, AM’51, PhD’56; and a son.

Charlaine Ackerman Coburn, AM’63, died of cancer May 9, 2005, in Amherst, NY. She was 64. A linguist by training, Coburn worked for IBM and became publicity director of the Buffalo Recorder Society, where she indulged her interest in Baroque music. Survivors include her husband, Lewis; a daughter; and a sister.

Yong-Ki Kim, PhD’66, a physicist, died September 9 on vacation in Fairbanks, AK. He was 74. An Army interpreter during the Korean War, Kim worked at Argonne National Laboratory for 17 years before joining the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In 1979 the American Physical Society elected Kim a fellow. The author of more than 100 publications on fusion and plasma science, he retired in 2002. Honored by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Energy, he was a longtime member of the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association. Survivors include his wife, a son, and a daughter.

Robert C. Miller, AM’66, a librarian, died October 8 in Chisago City, MN. He was 70.  Miller worked at the University Library as head of acquisitions and director of public services from 1967 to 1975. He then moved to the libraries of the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the University of Notre Dame, where he retired as director emeritus in 1997. Afterward he lectured in Poland and was frequently a visiting professor at Warsaw University’s Institute of Scientific Information and Book Studies. Miller is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three daughters, including Elizabeth M. Miller, AB’83; and three sons.

Norman Brokaw, AM’68, died June 11 in Traverse City, MI. He was 62. A violinist, for 18 years Brokaw played with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra along with other local groups. He also taught sailing briefly at Schooner Inland Seas, was a mate on the schooner Madeline, and ran 24 marathons. Survivors include his wife, Barb; three sons; three brothers; a sister; and three grandchildren.


Lawrence G. Goldberg, AM’69, PhD’72, an economist, died March 11, 2005. He was 60. A longtime associate editor of and contributor to the Journal of Banking and Finance, Goldberg joined the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1971, moving to the Federal Trade Commission in 1974. After teaching at NYU’s business school, he joined the University of Miami in 1981 as a professor of finance, several times serving as department chair. He published in numerous journals on banking and financial intermediation and on health-care economics, and in his memory NYU has established a biennial Lawrence G. Goldberg prize for the best PhD in financial intermediation.

Annette M. Yonke, PhD’74, a specialist in medical education, died of breast cancer November 7, 2005, in Orangeville, IL. She was 69. Joining the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976, Yonke headed the Office of International Programs, traveling extensively in Africa and Asia. In 1987 she consulted with the Pan American Health Organization and worked on development projects for Jamaica’s University of the West Indies. Yonke later chaired the curriculum and instruction programs at UIC’s College of Medicine, retiring in 2001. Survivors include her husband, Gerald; a brother; and a sister.

Richard P. Foley, PhD’76, died October 8 in Chicago. He was 64. Foley joined the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, teaching with the medical-education department. Survivors include his mother and three sisters.

Teck Jin Lian, AM’74, PhD’76, died September 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was 75. An educational administrator, Lian served with Malaysia’s Ministry of Education before he became dean of studies at INTI College. After his 2000 retirement, he promoted Christian education through a local seminary. Survivors include his wife, Swee; three daughters; a son; a brother; a sister; and nine grandchildren.

Cynthia Miller Lawrence, AM’70, AM’72, PhD’78, an art-history professor, died of endometrial cancer July 26 in New York City. She was 59. After teaching at SUNY Stony Brook and Rutgers University, Lawrence joined Temple University. An expert on early modern European art, she published on baroque sculpture, painting, and patronage in Flanders and the Netherlands. Survivors include her husband, David G. Lawrence, PhD’75.