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Emeritus Professor Dean Alfange Jr. Dies on January 1st.

It is with sad news that we learn that Professor Emeritus Dean Alfange, Jr. died after a period of ill health on Monday morning, January 1.
Dean earned his BA at Hamilton College, and his PhD at Cornell. After teaching for a few years at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty here in 1967. He was best known among scholars for his research on American constitutional law and among students for his challenging courses. As he retired, a group of alumni raised sufficient funds to endow the annual Dean Alfange Jr. Lecture on American Constitutionalism. During his time on the faculty he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (a unit later split into distinct humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences colleges) from 1971-75, and doubled as Acting Chair of the Economics Department in 1972-73.  He was also Acting Provost for part of 1975. He will be missed! (Hampshire Gazette Obituary)

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