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STANFORD LEHMBERG Stanford Lehmberg, age 80, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Born in Kansas, he was educated at the U of Kansas (BA l953, MA l954), and later named a Fulbright Scholar to Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) where he received his PhD in l956. Lehmberg was a professor of English history at the U of Texas 1956-69 and the U of Minnesota 1969-99, where he served as chairman of the history department for 6 years. Stanford was twice named a Guggenheim Fellow and was awarded DLitt from Cambridge University in 1990. He wrote 11 books, 8 of which were in English history. He was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, The Society of Antiquaries, and other academic associations. Stanford had a lifelong interest in church music, which was strongly influenced by his experiences at Cambridge. He later served as organist/choirmaster at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, TX and at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in St. Paul, MN. After his retirement he researched and wrote a book on the ecclesiastical architecture of John Gaw Meem. Stanford is survived by his wife, Phyllis; and their son, Derek and wife, Akie Funai. The funeral will be Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m. at the Church of Holy Faith. In lieu of flowers should friends wish memorial contributions may be made to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, P.O. Box 5153, Santa Fe 87502, Cornerstones Community Partners, P.O. Box 2341, Santa Fe 87504, the Santa Fe Symphony P.O. Box 9692, Santa Fe, 87504 or the charity of your choice. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook online at

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Jun. 17 to Jun. 19, 2012.
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