Lindgren, Henry Clay 1914-2005

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LINDGREN, Henry Clay 1914-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born April 12, 1914, in Sacramento, CA; died of heart failure, June 12, 2005, in San Francisco, CA. Psychologist, educator, and author. Lindgren was a professor emeritus of psychology at San Francisco State University. After spending much of his childhood in Hawaii with his family, he returned to California and attended Stanford University for both his undergraduate and graduate studies. Completing his doctorate in 1942, just as America entered World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving through the duration and achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. With the war over, Lindgren joined the faculty at San Francisco State, where he remained until his retirement in 1984. His time in San Francisco was interrupted from 1956 to 1957, when he was a Fulbright professor at the University of Rome. It was while in Rome that Lindgren developed an interest in ancient coins, and over the years he collected a vast array of rare samples; he also wrote two books on the subject: Ancient Bronze Coins of Asia Minor and the Levant from the Lindgren Collection (1985), which was a collaboration with Frank L. Kovacs, and Ancient Greek Bronze Coins: European Mints from the Lindgren Collection (1989). In addition to these works, Lindgren published many books on psychology. Among these are Educational Psychology in the Classroom (1956; seventh edition, 1985), Introduction to Social Psychology (1973; third edition, 1981), and The Psychology of Money (1991). In more recent years, he released a number of verse collections, too, such as Mixed Messages: Light Heavyweight Verse (1996) and The Happy Marriage: A Celebration in Verse (1997).



San Francisco Chronicle, June 20, 2005, p. B3.

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