December 6, 2021

Death of Charles Townsend Ludington, Jr. Announced, Formerly of Old Lyme; ‘Education … was the Constant Theme in his Life’

January 31, 1936 – November 4, 2021
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Charles Townsend Ludington Jr., “Towny”, professor emeritus of English and American Studies at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, died of renal failure in hospice care in Pittsboro, North Carolina, on November 4, 2021.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Ludington moved to Old Lyme, Connecticut at age three. Education, both his own and that of his students, was the constant theme in his life …

An outstanding scholar, Ludington was awarded grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the American Philosophical Society, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and the National Humanities Center …

In his later years he enjoyed the more tranquil pursuits of sailing in the Long Island Sound and piloting his small motorboat around the mouth of the Connecticut River …

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, November 20th, at Graham Memorial Hall on the UNC campus, at 10am …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published Nov. 17, in The News & Observer.

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