An obituary of Carroll Quigley
in The Washington Star, Thursday, January 6, 1977,
Revered GU Professor
CARROLL QUIGLEY -
Taught for 35 years
Carroll Quigley, 66, a
former Georgetown University history professor who
received four Faculty Awards for
distinguished teaching, died Monday in the university's
hospital after a heart attack. He lived on Greenwich
Quigley, a history professor for 35 years, retired
last June after receiving for the fourth consecutive
student-voted Faculty Award.
One of Georgetown's most respected professors,
Quigley was awarded the university's Vicennial Medal in
and the 175th Anniversary Medal of Merit in 1964.
His course on the development of civilization was cited
university's foreign service alumni from 1941 to 1969 as
the most influential course in their undergraduate
A COLLEAGUE, Jules Davids, said that Quigley's
"success as a teacher and as a scholar was in
his creative intellect,
the depth of his perceptions and the wide
interdisciplinary range of his interests,
which encompassed the fields of
history, economics, philosophy and science.
"Most alumni who look back on their college years at
Georgetown say they will never forget him. His
remains with them, and they recall vividly how much he
In the 1950s Quigley was a consultant to the Defense
Department and the House Select Committee on
and Space Exploration. He was a consultant for the Navy
on development of weapons systems and for the
Institution on the layout of the American history
section of the Museum of History and Technology.
He lectured extensively on Africa, not only to
Georgetown students, but also to groups including the
Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the fellows in public
affairs of the Brookings Institution.
In the 1960s he published two major books, "Evolution
of Civilizations," which was translated into Spanish and
Portuguese editions, and "Tragedy and Hope: The World
in Our Time."
Quigley, a native of Massachusetts, received his
A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
He was a
history instructor at Princeton University and taught
government, history and politics at Harvard
the Georgetown faculty.
He leaves his wife,
Lillian; two sons, Denis C. and
Thomas F., of the District, and two brothers.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be
in the form of contributions to the Carroll
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 37th
and O Streets NW. The fund is for the endowment of a
Quigley professorship in the foreign service school.
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