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Robert E. Carlson

  • Originally published 05/26/2013

    Robert E. Carlson, 91; taught at West Chester University

    Robert E. Carlson, 91, a longtime West Chester resident and history professor who led Chester County's 1982 tricentennial celebration, died Thursday, May 16, of respiratory failure at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media.Born in Johnstown, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1943.That year, he was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged with rank of lieutenant junior grade in June 1946. He served as a watch and gunnery officer aboard the destroyer USS Hambleton....