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William Osborne Scott

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William Osborne Scott

Bill Scott (William O. Scott) was born on Feb. 10, 1932 in Berlin Township in Southeastern Michigan. He graduated from Trenton High School (bearing the colors of purple and gold). He held degrees from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan (BA), Duke (MA), and Princeton University (PhD 1958). He was a Professor of English at the University of Kansas. His interests included politics, classical music (particularly early music), drama and theatre. His teaching focused on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, literary theory, and philosophy. He was active in university governance and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) where he was a national member of the Council and Second Vice President. For the last two years years Bill has been living in Seattle, Washington near his son and grandchildren.

He is survived by a son, Tony, daughter-in-law Carolyn, grandchildren, Kate and Will, daughter, Eleanor, and former wife Nancy. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Unitariona Fellowship at 2pm on Thursday, August 28th.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 27, 2014
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