Robert Edgeworth (2004)

Robert Edgeworth was a Chicago native, who received his undergraduate education at Loyola University in that city and went on to receive degrees from the University of Michigan, writing his dissertation under Shackleton Bailey on colors in ancient authors. His numerous articles and presentations covered a wide range of Greek and Roman authors, reflecting the breadth and value of his teaching first at the Australian National University, then at San Diego State, then at Louisiana State University. He was well-known on campus not only for his popular lectures but for his propensity to become a contestant on television game shows like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. A man who put his beliefs into action, he was chairman of the Latin Liturgy Committee and was twice a Louisiana delegate to the Republican National Convention. His death in October followed a heroic bout against cancer.

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