SIMEON WADE
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WADE--Simeon, July 22, 1940. October 3, 2017. At Harvard University, Wade earned his Ph.D. in the intellectual history of Western civilization in 1970. Wade assumed an assistant professorship at Claremont Graduate School in 1972. In 1975, Wade and the love of his life musician Michael Stoneman invited the French philosopher Michel Foucault to accompany them on a trip to Death Valley. The significance of this trip has been argued in intellectual circles ever since with Wade maintaining that Foucault called it "the best experience of my life." Wade left Claremont in 1977 and taught history and art history at several universities around Los Angeles and later worked as a psychiatric R.N. at Los Angeles County Hospital and Ventura County Hospital. Wade retired in Oxnard, CA to write and play the piano.




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Published in New York Times on Nov. 5, 2017.