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Joseph Cary ’51

Joseph Cary ’51, a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut and a scholar of modern poetry, died Jan. 24, 2017. He was 90.

A New Year's baby said to be the first to be born in the United States in 1927, Joseph was raised in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. He completed two years at Yale before finishing his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore. He met his future wife, Edith Howes, on a New York subway platform in 1953 while studying English at NYU.

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