Thomas Polk Obituary

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Thomas Edwards Polk II

December 21, 1940 - May 8, 2014
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Thomas Edwards Polk II, 73, of Athens, GA died May 8, 2014. A native of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Louise Polk. He was a graduate of Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design and earned his doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University. Tom was a professor of Art History at the University of Georgia from 1975-2006, where he received the Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award from 1987-91. He is survived by his wife, Gail Polk, sons Jonathan and Michael Polk, brother, Timothy Polk and sister, Rosemary Polk. A memorial service will...
Thomas Edwards Polk II, 73, of Athens, GA died May 8, 2014. A native of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Louise Polk. He was a graduate of Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design and earned his doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University. Tom was a professor of Art History at the University of Georgia from 1975-2006, where he received the Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award from 1987-91. He is survived by his wife, Gail Polk, sons Jonathan and Michael Polk, brother, Timothy Polk and sister, Rosemary Polk. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 16th at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Donations can be made to the Art History Fund at the University of Georgia. Please make checks payable to the UGA Foundation, Art History Fund; in the memo line write "in memory of Tom Polk." Send checks to the UGA Foundation, 394 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30602.
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