He came to us from Exeter, ate at Cloister, and majored in English. He left in November 1950 to join the Air Force and took pilot training with service in Korea that earned him ribbons, including the Korean Service Medal with one battle star. He then went to England and flew B-26s in duty as a tow-target pilot. In 1963 he finished his bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago and returned to his home state of Arkansas to take employment in various roles for the Republican Party. In 1962 he began graduate study in political science at the University of Colorado, earning a Ph.D. in 1966.
From then until 1990 Don was a faculty member of the political science department at the University of Arizona, when he left to take up work in print and broadcast journalism for several Arizona media companies.
Don is survived by his son, David. The class sends good wishes to him and a salute to Don for his service to our country.