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Herbert Keith Quincy ’64, M.A. ’67

Posted On - Sept. 20


Herbert Keith Quincy ’64, M.A. ’67 passed away at his home in Spokane, WA on August 15, 2017. A Southern California native, Quincy attended UCLA on a football scholarship and played in the 1962 Rose Bowl. After earning his B.A. in philosophy and his M.A. in political science at UCLA, he completed a Ph. D. in philosophy at Claremont Graduate University.

In 1970, Quincy took a teaching position in the political science department at Eastern Washington University (EWU), eventually serving for several years as department chair. Quincy’s background in athletics and economics led to his heading a committee tasked to preserve its football program, which had been beset with financial troubles. The committee’s findings helped to save the program and Quincy was, in turn, offered the position of athletic director, but he turned it down to focus on teaching and the direct interaction with students, which was of prime importance to him.

Quincy authored books on politics, economics, and philosophy, and in his retirement from academics, two novels.

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