Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Obituary: Erving F. Beauregard

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Obituary: Erving F. Beauregard

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Erving F. Beauregard unexpectedly died in Dayton, Ohio, on May 5, 2004. Associated with the University of Dayton since 1947, he became full professor in 1966, and professor emeritus in 1991. Born in Bondsville, Massachusetts, on September 29, 1920, he received the A.B. degree from the University of Chicago in 1942, the A.M. degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1944, and the Ph.D. degree from Union Institute and University in 1976. In 1951, he married the former Caroline Ciani of Boston. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Beauregard-Shinkle, by a granddaughter, Caroline Beauregard Shinkle, and by a sister, Rosaline Arventos.

Though he started at what was then a small denominational college with a very heavy teaching load, he helped lead the University into a more scholarly direction. Over his long career he gave untiring service to the profession, published a great deal, and actively brought his scholarship into the classroom. In particular, he was a member of The American Catholic Historical Association from 1960 and chairman of its Committee on Membership from 1974 to 1986. As Membership Director from 1987 until his death, he brought back many members who had lapsed. He also notably gave untiring service to the Ohio Academy of History and the state AAUP. In 1971 he was president of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP. He went on to win its Robert E. Kennedy Award for outstanding contributions to the cause of academic freedom, and for many years also served as its secretary-treasurer. …

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