Wallace T. MacCaffrey

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Wallace T. MacCaffrey (1920-2013) was Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University.[1] He was a graduate of Reed College and Harvard University.[2] He also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and Haverford College. Among his awards is a Guggenheim fellowship.[3] He was a leading scholar of Elizabethan England.

He died, aged 93, on 13 December 2013 at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, following a short illness and is buried at St Andrew's church, Girton.

Chairmanships at Harvard[edit]

MacCaffrey served as the Harvard History chair twice, and presided over a period of turmoil in the department.[4]

Reed donation[edit]

He gave Reed College a $1 million donation in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Isable Gamble and spent his retirement living in Girton near Cambridge, England.