Item A-11925 - Dr. Claud Thompson - Portrait

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Dr. Claud Thompson - Portrait

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  • 1997 (Creation)

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2 negatives : col. ; 6 x 4 cm

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Head and shoulders image of Dr. Claud Thompson, acting dean, Arts and Science.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Claud Adelbert Thompson was born in 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a 1950 graduate of Riverside High School in Milwaukee. He earned a BA in English Literature from Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin (1955); an MA in English Literature from Columbia University, New York; and a Bachelor of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (1964), then located in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Thompson was a recognized specialist in the literature of John Milton. He studied under Dr. John T. Shawcross, completing his dissertation 'Milton: The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce' and was conferred his PhD in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. His MA thesis on Milton's 'That Two-handed Engine Will Smite: Time will have a stop' is also included in literary studies on Milton. Father Claud Thompson was appointed curate in 1964 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Appleton, Wisconsin; in 1966 he was appointed to serve at St. Francis House, Episcopal Student Center in Madison. In addition to his serving as a priest, he also taught at Lawrence College in Appleton and at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. In 1970 Dr. Thompson moved to Saskatoon in 1970 to join the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. He served the university with distinction as a teacher and in his last year as acting Dean of Arts and Sciences. He retired in 1998 to Nanaimo, British Columbia. He spent many years as a hospice volunteer in the Nanaimo Hospital's palliative care unit. Dr. Thompson died in 2017 in Nanaimo.

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Photographer: DAVS

Copyright holder: University of Saskatchewan

Other terms: Copyright: University of Saskatchewan. -

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