Edwin L’Amoureux Vergason ’39

Edwin L’Amoureux Vergason ’39 died on March 27, 2007, in Reston, Virginia.

Born on February 17, 1918, in Medford, Mass., he prepared for college at Binghamton Central High School in New York and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939, he attendedYale University Drama School for year and then for year was a newspaper reporter in Binghamton. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1945, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and participating in the invasion of Normandy. He taught English at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond,Va., for 12 years before moving to northernVirginia. He began teaching English at McLean High School in 1958 before moving in 1965 to Marshall High School in Falls Church, where he taught English. He began teaching at South Lakes High School in Reston when the school opened in 1977. He retired in 1980. He studied at the University of Richmond for a year and in 1963 received a master of arts degree in education from George Washington University. He was president and secretary of the Reston Lions Club and a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Reston. Surviving are his wife, Margaret O’Farrell Vergason, whom he married in 1942; a daughter, Janice Vergason of Reston; a son, Michael Vergason of Alexandria,Va.; a brother; and seven grandchildren.