Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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1941-1972

Holcombe Austin

Holcombe Austin was a Professor of Philosophy from 1941 to 1972 (emeritus, 1972-2003).

Both Professor Austin and his wife Ethelind, a Wheaton library employee for many years, were famous on campus for their bike-riding and love of travel. The Austin House was built by Austin in 1961 and is built in a way that emphasizes his love of nature.

Austin was awarded as an Honorary Degree Recipient in 1990.

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