Bud, one of our smartest and most accomplished, came from Minneapolis and majored in English.

He earned a master’s degree in 1957 and Ph.D. in 1961 in English at the University of Minnesota. Bud took a job as assistant professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., in 1961 and became associate professor in 1966. In 1970, he moved to Skidmore College, where he was professor and chairman of the English department until 1992.

Bud had visiting professorships at Princeton, Woods Hole, Williams, Regents College London, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. His connections to honorary societies and social organizations are too many to list.

With his wife, Patricia, he began a new career in travel writing with 15 books and many articles.

Bud died Feb. 15, 2023. He is survived by his children, David and Carolyn, to whom the class sends its best — with large respect for their father’s high achievements.

Undergraduate Class of 1952