Walter Havighurst; English Professor, 'Annie Oakley' Author

Walter Havighurst, 92, English professor and author who chronicled the life of Annie Oakley. A native of Wisconsin, Havighurst was a merchant seaman before earning degrees at the University of Denver and Columbia University. He taught English for 41 years at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and wrote or edited more than 20 books, most of them involving the history of his native Midwest. His first book was the novel "Pier 17" in 1935. His last was "Ohio: A Bicentennial History" in 1976. In 1954, he wrote "Annie Oakley of the Wild West" about an Ohio-born sharpshooter who toured the world as an entertainer. In reviewing the book, The Times praised Havighurst for "how well he combines a lively, immensely readable style and a sharp sense of history." On Feb. 3 in Richmond, Ind.

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