Longtime history prof Lacey Baldwin Smith remembered as 'brilliant,' 'extraordinarily generous'

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Friends of longtime history Prof. Lacey Baldwin Smith said he was best known for two things during his nearly four decades at Northwestern: his vibrant lecture style and his legendary parties.

Smith's friend and colleague, professor emeritus Robert Lerner, said he would always remember Smith, who passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 90, as an outgoing and generous host who was nothing but welcoming to his many guests. Lerner said he first met Lacey while interviewing for his job around Christmas in 1966....




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