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Walter H. Corson II ’54

Published in July 4, 2001, issue

Walter died July 11, 2000, at his home in Alexandria, Va. He was born in Philadelphia and prepared for Princeton at Germantown Friends School. While at Princeton he participated in many sports and was cocaptain of the ski team. He was active in numerous organizations and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. Subsequently, he received a doctorate in sociology from Harvard. He served in the Army in Germany.

His career included work as an engineer in his family's business, G & W. H. Corson, Inc. He was a research associate in international relations at the Institute for Social Research at the U. of Michigan and was a visiting scholar sponsored by the Natl. Science Foundation at Johns Hopkins U.

He was coauthor and editor of the Global Ecology Handbook, published as a companion guide to the 1990 PBS program "Race to Save the Planet." He directed the environmental politics program at George Washington U.'s political management graduate school and taught courses there from 1994-99.

A member of numerous organizations concerning international ecology, Walter also sang in the Bach Madrigal Society in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Ann Dusel Corson, two sons, Trevor and Ashley, two stepdaughters, and a grandson. The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family.

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