Boone, Louis E(ugene) 1941-2005

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BOONE, Louis E(ugene) 1941-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born May 5, 1941, in Robertsdale, AL; died January 7, 2005, in Mobile, AL. Educator and author. Boone was a professor emeritus and former business chair at the University of South Alabama. His degrees included a B.S. from Delta State College in 1963, an M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1964, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1968. After completing his formal education, he enjoyed a successful academic career. A year as a marketing instructor at Auburn University was followed by two years as an economics instructor at the University of Arkansas from 1965 until 1967. He then joined the University of Southern Mississippi—Hattiesburg faculty as an assistant professor, where he was promoted to associate professor of marketing in 1969. From 1969 until 1979, he served as a professor of marketing and chair of the department of management and marketing at the University of Tulsa. Next, Boone moved to Orlando, where he was a professor at the University of Central Florida for four years. Finally, in 1983, he returned to his home state of Alabama as a business professor and Ernest Grove Cleverdon Chair of Marketing at the University of South Alabama. He was then made chair of the university's department of marketing and transportation from 1989 until 1994. During his career, Boone was the author or coauthor of over two dozen books—often textbooks—about business and marketing. Among these are Contemporary Marketing (1976; tenth edition, 2001), which was named the outstanding college textbook since 1950 by the Academic Authors Association, Contemporary Personal Finance (1985), and Contemporary Business 2000 (2000), and was honored with the William Holmes McGuffey Award in 1994. In the early 1990s Boone began suffering from a number of ailments, including cancer, diabetes, and heart problems that led to a heart transplant in 1992.


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PERIODICALS

Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2005, p. A40.


ONLINE

Al.com,http://www.al.com/ (January 12, 2005).