Professor Jack Clark Dies

Posted on April 1st, 2005 by

Professor Jack Clark ’52 died on March 7. Clark taught religion and classics at Gustavus from 1962-1999. In 1974, Clark was named the fourth recipient of the Edgar Carlson Award for Innovative Teaching. In presenting the award, his colleague John Kendall ’49, remarked, “Jack Clark is demanding where his colleagues are concerned, and he has difficulty disguising his feelings when confronted with fuzzy thinking or a poorly developed argument. He is also demanding of his students and will use a variety of devices to get them to do their very best. But, most of all, he is demanding of himself.” A memorial service for Clark is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 5:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. All are invited.


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