Fowler Dugger Jr. ’43

Fowler Dugger Jr. ’43 died October 15, 2014, in Black Mountain, N.C. He was born on April 10, 1922, in Andalusia, Ala., and graduated from Pelham (N.Y.) Memorial High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1939 to 1941, a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and the University of the South before graduating from the University of Alabama in 1943. He earned a master’s degree in political science from Duke University in 1947. He served to sergeant in the Army during World War II, in the 2nd Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in Germany and Luxembourg. His career as a writer began as a news reporter in Franklin, Va., then as news editor for the Lee County Bulletin in Auburn, Ala. He worked in various capacities at Auburn University, including as editor of the Auburn Alumnews. He retired from Auburn as director of the AU News Bureau in 1987. While in Auburn, he was a working partner in the family commercial egg business, High Hope Farm. He also worked as director of news and publications at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N.C. Ever curious and eager to learn, he took up beekeeping in his 80s. He is survived by daughters Vivian Carol Dugger and Dorothy Whitnell Dugger, sons Lee Milton Dugger and Lane Cummings Dugger, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Vivian Gwaltney Dugger; their infant son, Fowler III; and his brother, Atwell Dugger.

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