Beloved SFA Professor Archie McDonald dead at 76

Beloved SFA Professor Archie McDonald dead at 76

POSTED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 9:41am

UPDATED: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 6:49pm

Well known and beloved Stephen F. Austin University professor, Dr. Archie McDonald, died on Thursday morning after a battle with cancer.

He was 76 years old.

McDonald had been a History professor for 48 years, as well as Director of the East Texas Historical Association. He was also the editor of the Historical association's journal.

McDonald began working at SFA in 1964, and was still a professor there at the time of his death. He also served as the University's Community Liaison, representing SFA to the public.

According to the SFA website: McDonald also was the author/editor of more than 20 books on historical topics, and one book of humor titled "Helpful Cooking Hints for HouseHusbands of Uppity Women".

He was also a weekly commentator on National Public Radio, and wrote a well-received weekly column for the local newspaper, The Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel.

Stephen F. Austin University representatives tell KETK, he will be greatly missed.


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Mr. McDonald will truly be missed. I met him through the Smith County Historical Society, and worked with him on a publication. In knowing him to be a kind and knowledgeable icon of history!!!

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