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05/05/92

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Former English lecturer Anne Kendall Scowcroft dies at 77

STANFORD -- Anne Kendall Scowcroft, 77, who served as a part-time lecturer in English at Stanford for many years beginning in the late 1940s, died Saturday, May 2, at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City. She had suffered a massive stroke the previous day.

The wife of English Prof. Emeritus Richard Scowcroft, Anne Scowcroft was born and reared in Boston. She graduated from Vassar College in 1936, then attended Radcliffe, earning a master's degree in 1937 and a doctorate in 1947. She specialized in 17th-century English literature and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

She taught at Hood College, Simmons College, Concord Academy, Radcliffe and Vassar. In 1948, she gave up a tenure-track position at Vassar to marry Scowcroft, who had joined the Stanford faculty a year earlier. He later served as director of the Creative Writing Program and chairman of the English Department before retiring in 1979.

In addition to her husband, who resides on campus, Anne Scowcroft is survived by three sons: Richard M. of Washington, D.C.; Roger K. of Salt Lake City; and Philip H. of Middletown, Conn. A brother, Henry S. Kendall, of Waban, Mass., also survives.

At her request, no services will be held. The family prefers contributions to the Anne Kendall Scowcroft book fund at Vassar College, Box 14, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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