In Memoriam

Richard D. Younger

John Ettling, May 1989

Richard D. Younger, 67, a professor of history on the faculty of the University of Houston since 1954, died on November 4, 1988. A native of Wisconsin, he earned his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor William Hesseltine in history at the University of Wisconsin in 1953. He also earned a law degree from Marquette University in 1948. Professor Younger was a specialist in Civil War history and American legal history. He was the author of The People's Panel: The Grand Jury in the United States, 1634–1941 (1963). An able and conscientious teacher, he received several teaching awards and largely shaped the Ph.D. program in history at the University of Houston. He was a founder of the Phi Alpha Theta chapter at that institution and was a Life Member of the Southern Historical Association.

John Ettling
Chair, History Department
University of Houston