Gordon, Donald Craigie 1911-2003

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GORDON, Donald Craigie 1911-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born August 18, 1911, in Melbourne, Australia; died of kidney cancer January 25, 2003, in Chestertown, MD. Historian, educator, and author. Gordon taught history at the College of William and Mary from 1938 to 1946, then at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1946 until his retirement in 1981. Gordon's early research and writing focused on his native Australia. He was sent there as a Fulbright fellow in 1957, and his first book was titled The Australian Frontier in New Guinea, 1870-1885. Thereafter, Gordon turned his interest toward England and the British Empire. He was the author of The Dominion Partnership in Imperial Defense, 1870-1914 and The Moment of Power: Britain's Imperial Epoch. In his later years, Gordon taught classes at the Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning.



Washington Post, February 6, 2003, p. B5.