Carroll Franklin Terrell ’38

Carroll Franklin Terrell ’38 died on November 29, 2003, in Bangor, Maine.

Born in Richmond on February 21, 1917, he prepared for college at Richmond High School and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin, from which he received his bachelor of arts degree in February of 1945 as a member of the Class of 1938. He also received a master of arts degree from the University of Maine in 1950 and his doctor of philosophy degree from New York University in 1956. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946, attaining the rank of captain. After the war he taught at Richmond High School and Lawrence High School in Fairfield until 1948, when he joined the faculty at the University of Maine in Orono, where he taught English on a full- time basis until 1982 and then on a part- time basis until 1988. He founded and was the managing editor of a poetry and literary publication entitled Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship, the first issue of which came out in 1972. He continued as its managing editor until 1988 and also founded the National Poetry Foundation in 1971, which focused on Ezra Pound. In addition, he organized a series of conferences on the work of Pound, held in 1975, 1980, 1985, and 1990 and bringing scholars and poets to the University of Maine, along with members of Pound’s family. In 1984 he published the second of two volumes entitled A Companion to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. In 1993 he published Growing up Kennebec: A Downeast Boyhood, a memoir of his childhood. Surviving are his sister, Glenys Lamoreau Brice of Richmond; an aunt, Berneice Terrell of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.