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Dr. Howard Baetzhold

Butler Service Medal, 2004

Dr. Baetzhold, a graduate of Brown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, served on the English faculty of Butler University from 1953-88. In 1981, he became the head of the English department, which he held until 1985. In 1981 he was also named the Rebecca Clifton Reade Professor of English Emeritus. Dr. Baetzhold still contributes to the life of the university as a visiting lecturer, consultant and ardent arts and sports fan. He is one of the top scholars on the writing of Mark Twain. In 2001 he was named the Henry Nash Smith Fellow at the quadrennial conference "in recognition of lasting contributions to Mark Twain studies." Dr. Baetzhold has been named a prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash (1988) by Indiana Gov. Robert D. Orr. Dr. Baetzhold and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Howard King Baetzhold and Barbara Millard Baetzhold Miller.

Updated 2004