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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus of History W. Keith Eubank.

Weaver Keith Eubank died on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He was born on December 8, 1920, in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Weaver K. Eubank and Grace Holden Eubank.

After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, magna cum laude in 1942, he was inducted in Phi Beta Kappa. In July 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army and graduated from officer candidate school in 1943 in Antiaircraft Coast Artillery. Later he was transferred to the Transportation Corps where he became a cargo security officer and later an Army transport commander. 

He entered graduate school at Harvard University in 1946 and in 1947 he received a Master of Arts degree in history. In 1951 he received a doctor of philosophy degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

From 1950 until 1953, he was on the faculty of Bloomfield College. He taught at the University of North Texas from 1954 until 1964. From 1964 until his retirement in 1990, he was a member of the faculty of Queens College, City University of New York where he also served as chairman of the history department from 1967 until 1985. He was also a member of the doctoral faculty of the City University of New York. In addition he was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, and he also lectured at the University of South Carolina, Tel Aviv University, the Israeli Defense War College, the University of Delaware, the United States Naval Academy, Hampden-Sydney College, and the Miller Center of the University of Virginia .

From 1968 until 1974, he edited the Berkshire Studies in History, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Since 1989, he had been the editor of The European History Series, published by Harlan Davidson. 

His published books included Paul Cambon: Master DiplomatistMunich; The Summit Conferences, 1919-1960; The Origins of World War II; Munich; Summit at Teheran; The Bomb; The Missile Crisis in Cuba; and he was the co-author of Survey of Historic Costume

He sang in the church choir throughout his life and enjoyed attending the symphony in Charlottesville. His love of the outdoors was evident in his vegetable garden and loved nothing more than to dig in the yard. Keith was an avid tennis player and until recently a member of The Boar's Head Sports Club.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Climenson Eubank; his son, David K. Eubank and his wife, Anjela, and their daughter, Alessandra; his daughter, Ellen Eubank Patrick and her children, Amanda and John Patrick.
 
 

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