Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr.

Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr., Harvard ’50 mcl, Ph.D. ’56 died on February 26, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA. A navy veteran of World War II, he was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California – Irvine from 1967, just two years after its founding, until his retirement in 1994. Earlier he had taught at the University of Texas at Austin and at Williams and held a Fulbright Fellowship in France. His academic work centered on the poetry and prose of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He and his wife were avid fossil hunters and collectors and were instrumental in the founding of the Orange County National History Foundation. He leaves his wife, Peggy (Kimball), a daughter, Alexandra, two sons, Robert III and Carleton, a sister, Diane Ferris, and four grandchildren.
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                                    memo line: Robert Montgomery
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