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Robert M. Agard

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AMHERST, Mass -- Robert M. Agard, a former resident of North Bennington, died Sept. 15, 2003 at his home. He was 87.

Mr. Agard was born April 1, 1916 in Williamstown. He was a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Wesleyan University, and held graduate degrees from Columbia and Brown. He was a librarian whose long career included posts at several colleges and universities and at the Library of Congress, and who served as librarian of Bennington College from 1968 to 1979. He was a member of the Bennington Meeting of the Society of Friends and the Green Mountain Club.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Fairweather Agard; by five daughters, including Jennette T. Agard of Westminster, Colo. (Bennnington High School ‘69) and Susan Agard Krause of South Hadley, (Bennington ‘78); and by nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Friends Service Committee, 2161 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 19, 2003
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