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OU professor J. Rufus Fears dies

Prominent University of Oklahoma professor J. Rufus Fears has died, the university said Sunday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 7, 2012

“He had just completed a series of lectures on the history of freedom which will be available online to both OU students and the broader community. It was his way of giving all of us one last gift. He will always be remembered at the University of Oklahoma, where he leaves such an important legacy. Our hearts go out to his wife, Charlene, and their children,” Boren said.

Fears earned his bachelor's degree summa cum laude in history and classics at Emory University and his master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard. Before joining the OU faculty, Fears was Professor of History and Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer at Indiana University, and Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University.

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