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George Carpenter Clancy

Excerpt from: Beloit Daily News (March 7, 1961)
Prof. Clancy, 34 Years in Beloit, Dies

     South Hadley, Mass. -- George C. Clancy, for 25 years chairman of the English department at Beloit college, died Monday in the Holyoke hospital after a long illness. He was 81 years old.

     Born in East Hartford, Conn., Prof. Clancy graduated from Amherst college in 1902 and received his M.A. at Harvard. He began his teaching career at the University of Syracuse in 1907, then joined the Beloit faculty in 1911 as assistant professor and became chairman in 1917.

Retired in 1945

     For the next 34 years he taught English literature and composition at Beloit. During the summer sessions he taught at Adelphi, Northwestern and Miami university in Ohio. After retiring from Beloit as professor emeritus in 1945, he spent a year on the English faculty of Rockford college.

     Prof. Clancy was the author of two books, "Thought and Its Expression," published in 1928, and "Understanding and Writing," published in 1933. He was a member of the Modern Language association, the American Association of University Professors and the Beloit Congregational church.

Summered in Maine

     Prof. and Mrs. Clancy have been residents of South Hadley, Mass., since 1952, and summer residents of Cape Rosier, Me.

     He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Philbrook; a brother, Carl S. Clancy and a sister, Mrs. Agnes C. Smith, both of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Prof. Edward Clancy, an alumnus of Beloit college and now chairman of the physics department at Mount Holyoke college, and five grandchildren.

 

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