Earle Leighton Rudolph, October 26, 1917~July 21, 2016
Earle Leighton Rudolph died on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
He was born on October 26, 1917, at Gurdon, Arkansas and grew up in Arkadelphia. After finishing Arkadelphia High School in 1934, he attended the University of Arkansas. While completing graduate degrees at Harvard University he taught at Rice University, Harvard, and MIT. After finishing the doctorate he returned to the University of Arkansas in 1947 and remained until retirement in 1988. Among his particular interest were the University library and particularly the Fayetteville Public Library.
He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie Holt Rudolph (2005) to whom he was married in 1943 and his daughter Barbara Ann Rudolph (2011). He is survived by his son Earle L. Rudolph (Carol) of Alexandria Va. and daughter Karen Rudolph Shoffner (Terry) of Toronto, and three grandsons: Earle L. Rudolph III, Wade Rudolph (Samantha), and Sam Shoffner.
A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.
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