Thursday, July 15, 2010

Angus Campbell

My great uncle, Albert Angus Campbell

b Aug 10, 1910 in Leiters Ford (Fulton) IN
Occupation: Dir.Soc.Res., U. of MI
d Dec 15 1980
wife Jean Lorraine Winter


Bruce 1944
Joan Ann 1947
Carol 1950

ANGUS CAMPBELL was christened Albert Angus Campbell in Leiters, Indiana, and his first publications appeared under that name. In 1946, at age thirty-six, his twelfth publication appeared (with George Katona as coauthor) under the name Angus Campbell—and that is what he was known as ever after. He once remarked that he felt he was nobody until he became just Angus Campbell. He was the fifth of six children born to Albert Alexis Campbell and his wife, Orpha Brumbaugh. His father, the son of a farmer, went to high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then on to the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1897 with a degree in Latin and Greek. He returned to Indiana to become a teacher, principal, and finally superintendent of schools in Peru, Indiana. Angus's father had grown up in a strict Scottish Presbyterian atmosphere. It is said, perhaps apocryphally, that Angus's grandfather and great-uncle, returning from church one Sunday in their horse-drawn cart, passed by a lovely lake; one enjoined the other not to look at it on the Sabbath. Such values do not dissipate in two generations.

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