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What happened to UNCW Professor Duncan Randall?

Ken Little

According to colleague Dr. W. Frank Ainsley, Randall died in 2001 or 2002.

Randall taught at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 1956, when the school was still Wilmington College, until he retired in 1994.

Randall was a geographer who taught courses at UNCW that included Introduction to Physical Geography, Economic Geography, Political Geography, Climatology and History of Earth Sciences.

His dissertation on the historical geography of Wilmington as a port city was published as an article in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Ainsley says.

Randall was one of the first faculty members at the college to hold the title “professor emeritus,” UNCW spokeswoman Dana Fischetti says.

Randall’s father was William Madison Randall, president of Wilmington College. He retired in 1968 and died in 1984. Randall Library is named for him.

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3 Responses to “ What happened to UNCW Professor Duncan Randall?”

  1. On April 15, 2010 at 8:00 am Steven Randall wrote:

    Duncan Randall was my father. He died on August 16th, 2002 which happened to be his father’s birthday.

  2. On April 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm Todd Bennett wrote:

    He was my counselor and professor. I look back and realize he was the best for me during my time @ UNCW. I know other Geography majors who share this sentiment.

  3. On January 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm Kathie Volante wrote:

    To Steven Randall. Please contact me. I have purchased a large tote full of your family photos and papers at an auction. I have Duncans military, marriage, tons of newspaper articles on the entire family. Some of you child hood art work. Etc. I live in Fla but would be happy to mail you back your family history. Free of charge. I have a page on facebook. Lost ancestors. I buy up peoples family history where ever I find it and then research and try to find them and send it back to them free of charge. No, I am not rich I just feel like its a crime to sell someones family history.
    Hope to hear from you.

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