visitation and victory
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Talcott W. Brewer, Treasurer of the University,
1912–1958. Died July 2, 1970.
James H. Weaver, Director of Athletics,
1937–1953. Died July 11, 1970.
Douglas C. “Peahead” Walker, football
coach, 1937–1951. Died July 16, 1970.
Elbert A. McMillan, formerly Assistant
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical
Psychiatry at the Bowman Gray School of
Medicine. Died August 1, 1970.
Watson S. Rankin, Dean of the School of
Medicine, 1904–1909. Died September 8, 1970.
Robert G. Deyton, Vice President and Controller,
1952–1957. Died December 27, 1970.
T. Thomas Armenaki, former director of
dining services. Died January 10, 1971.
Justus C. Drake, Assistant Professor of
English (member of the faculty since 1946).
Died May 7, 1971.
I have typically included in these “In Memoriam” pages only men and women who served Wake Forest as
members of the faculty or staff, finding it impossible to mention all those many other alumni and friends who
have been of significance in the University’s history. I do, however, wish to record the death on November
10, 1970, of Robert Lee Humber (B.A., 1919; LL.B., 1921; LL.D., 1949): Rhodes Scholar, eloquent speaker,
founder of the United World Federalists, inspirational leader in the establishment of the North Carolina
Museum of Art. He dedicated his talents to Wake Forest time and again and, in the words of President Scales,
“lifted the level of civilization in North Carolina. His faith inspired timid men to deeds of valor and visions
of a better world.” It was Humber, in a Founders’ Day address in February 1968, who first (as far as I know)
proposed a program of sabbatical leaves for Wake Forest faculty members. (The first Wake Forest sabbaticals
were awarded by the Trustees in the spring of the following year.)
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