In Remembrance: Lucian B. Platt ’53, ’60PhD Died on January 1 2019

Lucian Brewster Platt passed away on January 1, 2019, at the age of 87. He served in army counterintelligence and later held teaching positions at George Washington and Villanova Universities and finally Bryn Mawr College, where he remained until retirement.

Main Line Media News carried a full obituary on January 13, 2019.

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  • John F. V. Riva
    John F. V. Riva, 11:05am May 05 2019 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I met Dr. Lucian Platt at Villanova University in 1962. I remember him as a stern, determined young man, proud of his American family origin. He was a good and accurate teacher not given to bluffing. He was also a Protestant working in a Catholic milieu and For this, I believe, he came into conflict with the department chairman, a Chinese paleontologist converted to Catholicism, not familiar with American academics, with the result that Lucian, shunned by the chairman, was forced 1965. From Villanova Lucian went to George Washington and later to Bryn Mawr. The Villanova episode did not affect in any his remarkable scientific capacity.

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