W. David Jr., professor emeritus


Services for William M. David Jr., professor emeritus of political science at Western Maryland College where he also chaired the department and served as dean of men, were held Sunday at the college, not Monday as reported in Sunday's paper.

The Sun regrets the error.

William M. David Jr., professor emeritus of political science at Western Maryland College, died Thursday of brain cancer at his home in Westminster. He was 74.

Dr. David chaired the political science department from 1965 until his retirement in 1984. As professor emeritus, he continued to teach, work with foreign students and lead study tours until 1991.

He taught and studied in India in 1964, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1980 and 1981. His work in India was financed largely by the Ford and Fulbright foundations.

He joined the Western Maryland faculty in 1952 as dean of men, a post he held until 1963.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a 1941 graduate of Dartmouth College. He received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1942 and earned his doctorate there in 1962.

His studies at Columbia were interrupted by service as an Army Air Forces officer who was assigned to military governments in Okinawa and Korea near the end of World War II. He remained in the Air Force Reserves, retiring as a colonel in 1976.

In the early 1960s, he chaired the Carroll County Human Relations Commission.

He competed in marathons in Philadelphia, Washington and New York and last ran in the New York Marathon after he had reached the age of 70.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Little Baker Chapel at Western Maryland College.

His wife, the former Ann Rauschenberg, died in 1985.

Dr. David is survived by two daughters, Judith David Floyd of East Lyme, Conn., and Lucy David of Iowa City, Iowa; a son, Jonathan David of Philadelphia; his companion, Barbara Bodine of Westminster; two sisters, Nellie Jordan of Northampton, Mass., and Louise David of New York City; a brother, Clifford David of Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.

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