Necrology

In Memoriam: Victor Winston

Victor Winston, founder of Bellwether Publishing, which published leading geography journals for over 50 years, passed away on November 23, 2015, aged 90. Victor Henry Winston was born in Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) on February 22, 1925. He belonged to a vibrant Jewish community which was subsequently destroyed in the Holocaust. A week before the…
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In Memoriam: Campbell W. Pennington

Campbell Pennington, a distinguished geographer who spent his career studying the material cultures and languages of indigenous peoples of northern Mexico, passed away on June 13, 2015, aged 97. Campbell White Pennington was born on February 2, 1918 in Campbell's Corner (now Farragut), Tennessee, moving to Austin, Texas, in the early 1920s with his parents,…
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In Memoriam: Tony Hambly

Tony Hambly, an eccentric and well-loved teacher, who taught geography at schools in Zimbabwe and South Africa for 46 years, passed away on October 30, 2015, aged 73. Anthony Hambly was born in October 1942 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and educated nearby at Falcon College. His father was a Latin teacher. While Tony…
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In Memoriam: Matthieu Giroud

The AAG is sad to announce that a promising young French geographer was among the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Matthieu Giroud was Associate Professor at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and a noted critical geographer specializing in urban social change. Matthieu Giroud was born on September 24, 1977. He was from the…
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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Leppman

Elizabeth Leppman, a respected geographer with broad interests across cultural and historical geography, latterly teaching at Walden University, passed away on September 21, 2015, at the age of 71, after a struggle with cancer. Elizabeth Jane Leppman was born on December 6, 1943, in Chicago, although she lived in Moorestown, NJ, during most of her…
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In Memoriam: Vincent P. Gutowski

Vince Gutowski, popular and long-time faculty member at Eastern Illinois University, with diverse interests across applied geography, passed away suddenly on October 5, 2015, aged 70. Vincent Peter Gutowski was born on February 1, 1945, in Jersey City, NJ. His father, Chester, celebrated the birth of his first son from aboard a ship somewhere in…
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In Memoriam: AAG Atlas Awardee Julian Bond

Julian Bond, renowned civil rights activist and recipient of the AAG’s prestigious Atlas Award, passed away on August 15, 2015, aged 75. Horace Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940, in Nashville. Both parents were academics: his father an administrator at historically black colleges and his mother a librarian. The family moved to Pennsylvania…
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In Memoriam: Matthias Kuhle

Matthias Kuhle, physical geographer and a leading expert on high mountain regions, from the University of Göttingen in Germany, died in the magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Kuhle was born in Berlin on April 20, 1948. His undergraduate studies at the Free University of Berlin spanned German philology, geography and philosophy. After graduating…
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