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Professor emeritus dies
May 2, 1997
G. Lowell Field, a professor emeritus of political science, died April 23 of kidney failure. He was 86.

As a specialist in comparative politics, he was the author of Comparative Political Development: the Precedent of the West and Governments in Modern Society. He was a member of the American Political Science Association, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha.

Field was born in Worcester, Mass., in January 1911. He received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1932, and his master's and doctoral from Columbia University. This led to teaching positions at the University of Texas, Wayne State University and at UConn.

Field arrived at UConn in 1952 as department head, a position he held twice. Field taught at UConn for 26 years before retiring in October 1978. He continued to live in Storrs until 1993, when he moved to Inverness, Fla.

Field is survived by his son, John Lowell Field, his daughter-in-law, Jan Field, a granddaughter, Kim Curry, and his great grandson, Caleb Curry.


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