Salmon, J(ohn) H(earsey) M(cMillan) 1925-2005

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Salmon, J(ohn) H(earsey) M(cMillan) 1925-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born December 2, 1925, in Thames, New Zealand; died February 9, 2005, in Villanova, PA. Salmon was a professor emeritus of history at Bryn Mawr College. After serving in the New Zealand Army during World War II, he graduated from the Royal Military College in 1946; he then attended Victoria University of Wellington, earning a B.A. in 1950 and an M.A. in 1952. He later received an M.Litt. from Cambridge University in 1957 and a Litt.D. from Victoria University in 1970. His academic career began at Victoria, where he was a lecturer in history for two years; next, he joined the University of New South Wales faculty as a history professor, teaching there until 1965. The late 1960s were spent at the University of Waikato, where Salmon was a professor and dean of humanities. He moved on to Bryn Mawr in 1969, where he was named Marjorie Walter Goodhart Professor Emeritus of History in 1991. Specializing in French history, his published works include such texts as The French Religious Wars in English Political Thought (1959), The French Wars of Religion (1967), and Ideas and Contexts in France and England from the Renaissance to the Romantics (2000). He also penned the novel The Muskets of Gascony (2000).



Bryn Mawr College Web site, (April 18, 2005).

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