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Burdette Poland ’48

Burdette Poland ’48, a World War II veteran and lifelong scholar, writer, and lecturer, died April 1, 2018.

Specializing in the revolutionary histories of Russia and France, “Bud” built a distinguished 31-year professorial career at Pomona College, earning a place in countless hearts for being, as his obit says, “a unique and marvelous teacher, father, and husband, with a dry wit and gentle, generous, and thoughtful spirit.”

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