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Otto Begus, Morgan University faculty member, dies

Otto Begus, Morgan University faculty member, dies

Otto Begus, a retired professor and former philosophy and religious studies chair at Morgan State University who was a strong advocate for liberal arts education, died of complications of dementia and heart failure Feb. 10 at his Tuscany-Canterbury home. The former Waverly resident was 85.

Born in Steyr, Austria, he was the son of Anni Wolf Begus, a school teacher, and Otto Begus Sr., an attorney.

He was a 1950 graduate of the Real Gymnasium in Landeck in the Tirol district. He then traveled to Buenos Aires and worked and studied in Argentina and later in Chile. While on the staff of the University of Santiago’s library, he decided to join the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit...

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