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In Memoriam: Richard A. Ware

Posted October 30, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

I am saddened to share the news of the death yesterday, October 29, 2015, of our Distinguished Member Richard A. Ware, just shy of his 96th birthday.


Richard A. Ware

Richard A. Ware was born in New York

J. A. Parker, R.I.P.

Posted September 17, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

I write with the sad news of the death of James Andrew “Jay” Parker, on Monday, September 14, 2015, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Jay was, among other things, the founder and president of the Lincoln Institute for Education and Research (which …

Peter W. Schramm, R.I.P.

Posted August 19, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

I am saddened to share the news that Peter Schramm passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015.  A full obituary and details of funeral arrangements are available at the Ashbrook Center website HERE.

It was during Peter’s tenure as president …

7/4/15: William Ford, RIP

Posted July 5, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

From Joe Morris:

With great sorrow I advise of the death this morning — Independence Day — at Park Ridge, Illinois, of William “Bill” Ford, 77 ((June 26, 1938 – July 4, 2015).

A lifelong Chicagoan, Bill was an independent …

Bernard W. Sheehan, R.I.P.

Posted June 26, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Bernard W. Sheehan, 81
Feb. 24, 1934—June 13, 2015
BLOOMINGTON — Bernard W. Sheehan died June 13, 2015, at Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana. He was born February 24, 1934, in New York City. He graduated from Fordham University (1957);

Leonard P. Liggio, R.I.P.

Posted October 16, 2014 by Lenore Ealy

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Leonard P. Liggio, Distinguished Member and two-time president of The Philadelphia Society, passed from this mortal life into the Eternal realm.

I first met Leonard in the summer of 1990, which I spent as a …

Against Shrillness

Posted July 18, 2014 by Lenore Ealy

I want to commend the recent essay by John Goerke, “Fighting a Just (Culture) War,” published at The Imaginative Conservative.  It’s a lovely reflection and perhaps most reflects a hunger, especially among young conservatives, for an era of peace.  …

PhillySoc Occurrences: July 17, 2014

Posted July 17, 2014 by Lenore Ealy

“We do not seek to lead anyone’s life for him — we seek only to secure his rights and to guarantee him opportunity to strive, with government performing only those needed and constitutionally sanctioned tasks which cannot otherwise be performed.”

Progressivism & Higher Education

Posted June 8, 2014 by Lenore Ealy


PhillySoc Occurrences
June 9, 2014


The methods with which the Prussian educational administration worked were the most ruthless imaginable, and this system has created the danger that new academic recruits will emerge who no longer uphold the old

Bill Campbell: Dispatches from Retirement

Posted May 21, 2014 by Lenore Ealy

As a historian, I’m strongly in favor of the promotion of institutional memory, so when Bill Campbell helps us remember where we’ve been, I’ll try to pass along some of his “Dispatches from Retirement.”  ;-))
May 20, 2014
I …

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