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Inis L. Claude, Jr., 91, died December 23, 2013, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Born in Arkansas, he completed his BA at Hendrix College in 1942, then enlisted in the US Army, serving in France and Germany. In 1946, he entered Harvard University, where he earned his MA in 1947 and his PhD. in 1949, specializing in International Relations. He began teaching at Harvard, where he stayed until 1956. He moved to the University of Delaware in 1957. The University of Michigan was next, where Inis taught from 1958 to 1968. 1969 found Inis at the University of Virginia, where he remained until his retirement in 1988. He also enjoyed visiting professorships at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was active in the academic profession at national and international levels, publishing and lecturing widely and receiving numerous awards. His books included "Swords into Plowshares: The Problems and Progress of International Organization."
In 1943, he married his college sweetheart, Marie Stapleton, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Bullock of Kilmarnock, VA, and Cathy Dalton and her husband Mike of Charlottesville, VA; a son, Robert B. Claude of Oviedo, FL; three grandchildren, Rachelle Claude and Ryan Claude of Keedysville, MD, and Megan Perry Morris and her husband Daniel of Charlottesville, VA; great-grandson, Kenneth Jefferson of Keedysville, MD; and a sister, Betty Warren of Morrilton, AR.
Special thanks to the friends and staff on the 1st floor of Catered Living at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. His years following Marie's death were made happier by this wonderful group.
Inis, known to many of his friends and family as I.L., enjoyed reading, gardening, making latch-hook rugs and hiking. He and Marie were for many years members of a group that hiked weekly on the Appalachian Trail and other trails in the Blue Ridge. He also volunteered as a reader at Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.
A memorial service will be held at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge on January 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. The family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to the Endowment Fund, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, 250 Pantops Mt. Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 27, 2013
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