Elwood G. Campbell
U-Md. professor

Elwood G. Campbell, a longtime professor of education at the University of Maryland, died Jan. 13 at the Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville, Md. He was 91.

The cause was pneumonia and pulmonary disease, said his son, Douglas Campbell.

Dr. Campbell moved to the Washington area in 1966 to join the Maryland faculty. He taught social studies education and curriculum development. He retired in 1992.

He lived in University Park, Md., and later moved to Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Md.

Elwood Gordon Campbell was born in Pollock, Mo. After working a year in a factory, he served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a 1949 graduate of what is now Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., then taught at a high school in Illinois. He received a master’s degree in education in 1952 and a doctorate in social studies education in 1963, both from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

His wife of 62 years, Betty Finger Campbell, died in 2012.

Survivors include two children, Julia Kerr of Bethesda and Douglas Campbell of McLean, Va.; three sisters, Thelma Rhyne of Alexandria, Dolores Summers and Jenny Choate, both of Unionville, Mo.; two brothers, Franklin Campbell of Unionville, Mo., and George Campbell of Springfield, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

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