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(Massachusetts & Queen's 1952) (14 October 1929 - 16 June 2019)

Howard J. Burnett, 89, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2019, at his home in Mt. Lebanon. As a Rhodes Scholar, he studied at Queen's College, Oxford University (1954), completing B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Dr. Burnett received his doctorate in Government and International Relations from New York University (1965). Dr. Burnett served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958, for which he was honoured as a Distinguished Alumni of the Navy Supply Corps School in 2010. After serving in the Navy, he worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton, A. L. Ransohoff & Company and Texaco.

On July 1, 1970, Dr. Burnett became the 10th president of Washington & Jefferson College, leading the college until his retirement in 1998.

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