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Celebrating Howard Nelson

Celebrating Howard Nelson Herb Eder University of California, Irvine University of Sydney Pete Fielding Ron Horvath Affiliation? Howard Nelson (right) and Joe Spencer on the retirement of Joe Spencer, 1975. (Photo courtesy of Ron Horvath.) Howard J. Nelson was born, January 12, 1919, in Gowrie, Iowa, and died on May 19, 2009, in Carmichael, California. He was ninety and is survived by his wife Betty, son Jim, and granddaughter, Sara Duncan. He enjoyed retirement by walking shopping malls for exercise, reading three daily newspapers via the Internet, and writing amusing Christmas letters each year that all his friends looked forward to receiving. Howard attended the University of Chicago with assistance from the GI Bill. He received his MA (1947) after writing a thesis on "The Location of © 2011 by the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. All rights reserved. APCG YEARBOOK · Volume 73 · 2011 Manufacturing in Iowa" and his Ph.D. (1948) for a dissertation titled "The Livelihood Structure of Des Moines, Iowa," before migrating to "Lotus Land," as he affectionately tagged Los Angeles. From 1949 to 1986, Howard taught urban and economic geography at UCLA. He chaired the department from 1966 to 1971 and served as president of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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Herb Eder University of California, Irvine University of Sydney Pete Fielding Ron Horvath Affiliation? Howard Nelson (right) and Joe Spencer on the retirement of Joe Spencer, 1975. (Photo courtesy of Ron Horvath.) Howard J. Nelson was born, January 12, 1919, in Gowrie, Iowa, and died on May 19, 2009, in Carmichael, California. He was ninety and is survived by his wife Betty, son Jim, and granddaughter, Sara Duncan. He enjoyed retirement by walking shopping malls for exercise, reading three daily newspapers via the Internet, and writing amusing Christmas letters each year that all his friends looked forward to receiving. Howard attended the University of Chicago with assistance from the GI Bill. He received his MA (1947) after writing a thesis on "The Location of © 2011 by the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. All rights reserved. APCG YEARBOOK · Volume 73 · 2011 Manufacturing in Iowa" and his Ph.D. (1948) for a dissertation titled "The Livelihood Structure of Des Moines, Iowa," before migrating to "Lotus Land," as he affectionately tagged Los Angeles. From 1949 to 1986, Howard taught urban and economic geography at UCLA. He chaired the department from 1966 to 1971 and served as president of the

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 13, 2011

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