John Jay TePaske: Dead at 77

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TePaske, 77, died December 1. A veteran of the U.S. Army TePaske, was a leading scholar of Spanish colonial America. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1953 and 1959 and joined the Duke faculty in 1967.

His 1982 book The Royal Treasuries of the Spanish Empire in America (co-written with Herbert Klein) was a an elaborate study of the economy and society of the region.

He is survived by his wife, Neomi; daughters, Susan TePaske-King and Marianna Daly; and brother, Robert TePaske.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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