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Walter R. Fallaw Jr., Washington College professor
Walter R. Fallaw Jr., Washington College professor

W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78. Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr., a salesman and farmer, and Amy Wilson Childs Fallaw, a high school teacher. He earned a history degree from Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also had a master's degree and a doctorate from Princeton University. He studied early American history and concentrated on the political history of the Jacksonian period and American intellectual history, family members said. Dr. Fallaw began teaching in...