Remembering Earl Peace ’66

Earl Peace Jr. ’66G. Earl Peace Jr. ’66, the first African American member of the College faculty to hold a full-time appointment and receive tenure, died July 24.

A chemistry graduate, he earned a master’s and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was a member of Lafayette’s chemistry faculty from 1971 to 1979.

Peace, associate professor emeritus of chemistry and former class dean at Holy Cross, was a member of the chemistry department from 1979 to 1992 and dean from 2001 to 2009. From 2009 until his retirement in 2011, he served as visiting associate professor and director of the Natural World cluster for Montserrat, the College’s comprehensive program for all first-year students.

From 1992 to 2001, Peace was academic planner for University of Wisconsin-Madison.