Bryce Thomas ’38

Bryce Thomas ’38 died on January 8, 2007, at Jekyll Island, Ga.

Bryce Thomas ’38 died on January 8, 2007, at Jekyll Island, Ga. Born on January 8, 1916, in Orleans,Vt., he prepared for college at Bradford Academy in Vermont. Following his graduation cum laude in 1938, he did graduate work at the University of Birmingham in England and at The Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and after the war did further graduate work at Johns Hopkins, from which he received a master of arts degree in 1948. In 1966, he received his doctor of philosophy degree from Fordham University. He joined the faculty at Pace University in New York in 1948 and taught there until 1981, specializing in classes in Chaucer, Shakespeare, and 18th-century English literature. During his retirement, he managed timberland with a son in Vermont. A director of the Vermont Woodland Owners Association, he was also a member of the Wells River Rotary Club, Charity Lodge No. 43 in Bradford,Vt., and the American Legion Vermont Post No. 78 in Newbury. Surviving are his wife, Mariam Higginbothem Thomas, whom he married in 1950; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Thomas and Elizabeth T. Guest ’84; and three sons, Frederick Bryce Thomas III, Paul Thomas, and Bruce Thomas; and several grandchildren.