Len Wright died last week at 92. I knew him as a retired professor at UNC-Greensboro who built a great collection of Japanese prints and gave it to the Weatherspoon Museum, a modest and gentle man who loved art and was always a pleasure to visit with at openings and meetings.
But I guess I didn't know Lenoir Chambers Wright that well--here's some of the stuff I learned from his obit: He was a high-level tennis player who played in the 1931 US Open; he got a law degree from Harvard, practiced a couple of years before becoming a Navy officer in WWII, then decided he wanted to teach and got a doctorate in history at Columbia; he taught in Iraq and India on Fulbright grants, and published a book on US policy toward Egypt from 1830-1914.
Wow. Rest in peace, Len.