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Norman H. Clark (1925-2004)

This obituary notice, written  by John C. Burnham, appeared on the ATHG list for 12 Feb. 2004.

"Norman H. Clark, an outstanding social historian, died on 9 February 2004 in LaConner WA.  He was the author of Deliver Us from Evil:  An Interpretation of American Prohibition (1976), still the best general book on American Prohibition.  He established his reputation with a classic, The Dry Years:  Prohibition and Social Change in Washington (1965, 2nd ed. 1988), in which he pioneered in showing that Prohibition was not an aberration.  He was born in Mesa AZ on 10 May 1925.  He held a bachelors degree from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.  He taught for many years at Everett Community College and served as president of that institution.  He retired from the faculty in 1985."

Burnham also contributed an entry about Clark in the ABC-Clio encyclopedia, published in 2003.

Posted by David Fahey on January 24, 2005 at 02:43 PM in Society News | Permalink

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