July 28, 2005--Harry D. Hutchinson, 80, died July 28 at his home in Newark.
|Harry D. Hutchinson
Professor emeritus of economics at UD, Dr. Hutchinson retired in 1989 after teaching 30 years at the University.
In 1990, the Hutchinson Lecture Series was established in honor of his distinguished career, and each year a prominent economist who specializes in money and banking is invited to speak at the University. In addition, Hutchinson Scholarships are awarded annually to juniors majoring in economics, and these Hutchinson Scholars are responsible for arranging the Hutchinson Lecture.
Dr. Hutchinson's successful textbook, Money, Banking and the U.S. Economy, was the foundation for many students' introduction to financial institutions.
Michael Ginzberg, dean of UD's Lerner College of Business and Economics and Chaplin Tyler Professor of Business, said, "Harry Hutchinson was a wonderful teacher and a great friend of the economics department and the Lerner College. His contributions to economics education and to the University of Delaware will always be recognized through our annual Hutchinson Economics Lecture."
David Black, associate professor of economics, said, " I was one of Harry's colleagues from 1975 when I came to UD economics department until he retired. Harry was an excellent teacher--in the classroom, outside of the classroom and as a successful textbook writer. I admired Harry as a person for many reasons that have made a permanent impression on both my professional and personal life. As a colleague, he set the standard for excellent teaching. I will always try to teach as well as Harry did."
He grew up in Uniontown, Pa., and served in the Army in Germany and France during World War II. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan.
According to his family, Dr. Hutchinson considered himself "a very lucky man whose life was constantly enriched by his many students, his colleagues, his friends and his familyŠ. We hope you'll think of Harry when you take a hike in the mountains, enjoy a beautiful garden, attend a football game, play tennis, walk your dogs or take a morning walk on the beach."
Dr. Hutchinson is survived by his wife, Betty Lee (Truman); three children, Dave Hutchinson and his wife, Kris, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Anne Clites and her husband, Greg, of Ann Arbor; and Doug Hutchinson and his wife, Janet, of Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30, in the Tyler Atrium of Alfred Lerner Hall on the UD campus. Refreshments will be served afterward.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for scholarship support in the Department of Economics, Lerner College of Business and Economics, 122 Hullihen Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.