Robert Fulton Haugh

Robert Fulton Haugh, professor emeritus of English, died at his home here March 24. He was 84.

Haugh joined the U-M in 1940 as a teaching fellow and was a member of the Department of English from 1947 until he retired in 1979. Following retirement he returned to active duty a number of times to teach Freshmen Seminars.

He was the author of numerous articles and books on Joseph Conrad and Nadine Gordimer. As a graduate student he won a Hopwood Award and served as director of the Hopword Awards in 1965–72.

During his early teaching years, he managed annual writing conferences and was executive secretary of the Michigan Schoolmaster Conferences.

He taught at universities in Cape Town and Johannesburg under the auspices of the U.S. State Department in 1959–60, and also lectured in Zimbabwe and Uganda at the time.

He was a lieutenant during World War II, attached to the carriers Lexington and Yorktown. He received citations for participation in the invasion of Iwo Jima and the landing at Okinawa. Haugh did his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas, University of Arizona and the University of Oklahoma.

Haugh was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Thursday Noon Luncheon Club and the Charles Wesley Club.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Georgia, are two nephews, Theodore Haugh of Huntington Beach, Calif. and James Haugh of Monterey, Calif.; one niece, Sally La Torres of Tacoma, Wash.; and many Harlow cousins, including Phillip Montgomery of Ann Arbor.

Tributes may be made to the Hopwood Awards Program, Room 1006, Angell Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, or the First United Methodist Church, 120 S. State, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.


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