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Richard Kittredge ’63

Richard, a pioneer in the computer-assisted translation of language, died April 1, 2019. 

Dick loved his time at Swarthmore, developing lifelong friendships and playing on the lacrosse team, serving as co-captain senior year. He later earned a Ph.D. from Penn and became a linguistics professor at the University of Montreal. In 1989, Dick co-founded CoGenTex, one of the first research and development startups for computer-generated language. His many hobbies included genealogy, ingenious home repairs, nature conservancy, traveling, bird-watching, and music. Those who knew him will greatly miss his intelligence, his kindness, his deep affection, and his love of life.    

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