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David Carew Huntington ’45

Published in Feb. 6, 1991, issue

DAVE HUNTINGTON died suddenly of heart failure at his Ann Arbor home Sept. 29, 1990. Professor of art history at the Univ. of Michigan for the past 24 years, Dave had served as chairman of that department for four years. Dave, 67, was born in Scarsdale, N.Y., and prepared for Princeton at the Taft School. Dave's Princeton career was interrupted by service with the Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot in various training commands throughout the U.S. Returning to Princeton, he became president of Charter Club before graduation in 1947. Dave then obtained a master's in art history at Yale in 1953 and a doctorate in 1961. Dave married Gertrude Enders (Swarthmore '47) in 1951 and taught for 11 years at Smith College before moving to the Univ. of Michigan in 1966.

in addition to serving as a fellow of Yale's Natl. Humanities Inst., Dave devoted a lifetime of specialization to the founder of the Hudson River school, the painter Frederic Edwin Church, leading die campaign to save "Olana," the magnificent Church estate at Hudson, N.Y., now a state park.

In addition to his widow, Dave is survived by a daughter, Abigail Mueller; sons Daniel and Caleb; a brother, Thomas '42; two sisters, Alice Allen and Mary Huntington; and four grandchildren; to all of whom the Class expresses its deep sympathy.

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