A. Randle Elliott, specialist in international law, dies

December 06, 1990|By New York Times News Service

Dr. A. Randle Elliott, a specialist in international law and a retired college president, died Saturday of pneumonia at the Coble Health Care Center in Durham, N.C.

He was 76 and had homes in Millbrook, N.Y., and Durham.

Mr. Elliott was president of Hood College in Frederick from 1961 to 1971 and of Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass., from 1971 to 1979.

Born in St. Louis County, Mo., he graduated from Westminster College in Missouri and held master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard.

After serving with the Foreign Policy Association and the Institute for International Education, he became an economic analyst for the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey in Europe in World War II and chief reports officer for the Office of Military Government for Germany at the end of the war.

Mr. Elliott was a correspondent for McGraw-Hill World News in London before he returned to the United States to teach.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gwendolyn Crawford, and a daughter, Dawn Smart of Durham.

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