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Robert Forster ’49

Robert, a longtime history professor at Johns Hopkins University, died May 13, 2020.

An expert on 18th- and 19th-century French history, Bob credited Swarthmore Professor Paul Beik as his first important mentor. Writes son Marc ’81: “My father loved to return to campus, for reunions, to visit first me in the late 1970s and then his granddaughter Sara ’11. Sara married Max Wilson ’10 in the Amphitheater in August 2019, and, of course, he was there to celebrate with them and many other Swarthmoreans.”