Philip A. Lee, Jr. ’56 died on February 21, 2012, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He was born on March 1, 1935, in Waldoboro, and prepared for college at Waldoboro High School, where he was class valedictorian. He graduated cum laude with honors in French, was a Kling Scholar, a James Bowdoin Scholar, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Grenoble in France. He earned a master’s degree in 1961 and doctorate in 1967, both at the University of North Carolina, where he also served as a teaching fellow. He was an assistant professor of modern languages at Stetson University, then an associate professor of French at Macalester College from 1966 until his retirement in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elaine Rhodenhizer Lee; a brother, Herbert Lee; and two sisters, Elsie Hilton and Beverly Lee Packard.