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Harvey Scott Mcmillin Jr. ’56

Published in June 7, 2006, issue

Scott McMillin died March 29, 2006, in Ithaca, N.Y.

A native of Pittsburgh, Scott came to Princeton to study engineering, but after his introduction to Shakespeare, he switched to the English department. In 1957, Scott married the former Sally Ann Hyde. After OCS in Newport, R.I., he received a commission in the Navy, spent his service time at Fort McNair in Washington, and concurrently earned his master's degree in English at George Washington University.

After the service Scott and Sally moved to California, where he received a doctorate from Stanford. He joined the English department at Cornell in 1964, and was still actively engaged in teaching Elizabethan and modern drama, as well as American musical theater, at the time of his death. A beloved professor at Cornell, Scott received a distinguished teaching award in 1972, co-founded the Harlem Literacy Project, published numerous books and articles in his field, and played piano in a local jazz group for many years.

Scott loved Sally; his sons, David, Paul, and Andy; his three grandchildren; Shakespeare and the theater; the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers; long walks in the woods; and annual visits to England. He will be sorely missed by his family, many friends, and students.

The Class of 1956

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