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Clayton A. Holaday

March 20, 2008

Dr. Clayton A. Holaday, Western Michigan University professor emeritus of English and a former administrator, died Feb. 14 in Kalamazoo. He was 89.

Holaday came to WMU in 1956 as assistant professor of English and was promoted to professor in 1964. In addition to his faculty appointment in the Department of English, he served as director of scholarships and student loans from 1963 to 1968. Holaday retired in 1980 after 24 years of service to the University.

Holaday was born in Grand Ledge, Mich., July 20, 1918. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University, a master's degree from Western Reserve University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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