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William T. Battin ’50

William, a professor who was instrumental in starting Binghamton University’s environmental studies department, died Jan. 30, 2019.

William earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, majoring in zoology with a minor in physiological chemistry, and taught at Wesleyan University, Simpson College, and Harpur College (now Binghamton University), retiring as a distinguished professor in biology and environmental studies. Among his interests were reading, art, music, opera, gardening, and dining out in a wide range of cuisine.

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