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Ludwig, Richard M(ilton) 1920-2003

LUDWIG, Richard M(ilton) 1920-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born November 24, 1920, in Reading, PA; died April 28, 2003, in Princeton, NJ. Educator and author. Ludwig was an emeritus professor at Princeton University who, as associate university librarian, substantially increased the university's holdings of modern literature. After completing an A.B. at the University of Michigan in 1942 and an M.A. at Harvard University in 1943, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he returned to school, receiving his Ph.D. in English from Harvard in 1950. He immediately joined the Princeton faculty as an instructor, becoming a full professor of English in 1968. In 1974 he took on the additional work of assistant, then associate, librarian of rare books and special collections at the university. In this capacity, he added numerous books to the collection by important twentieth-century authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldus Huxley, and Ernest Hemingway, as well as works by other important figures, including Woodrow Wilson and Adlai Stevenson. He retired as emeritus professor in 1986 after being honored with the prestigious McCosh faculty fellowship, as well as a bicentennial preceptorship. With Howard Mumford Jones, Ludwig was the author of the Guide to American Literature and Its Backgrounds since 1890 (third edition, 1964; fourth edition, 1972), and he also edited and coedited a number of other scholarly publications, among them Aspects of American Poetry: Essays Presented to Howard Mumford Jones (1963) and Dr. Panofsky and Mr. Tarkington (1974).



Princeton University Web site, (May 2, 2003.

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