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Tom Millington

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
1966-1997

Tom Millington came to the Colleges in 1966 as an instructor of political science, rising to full professor in 1981. He was noted for being an approachable professor and was credited with being able to meld conceptual analysis with practical experience by applying the analysis to current events. His research included major emphasis on Latin American politics and included a visit to President Salvador Allende, Chile's first democratically elected Marxist president in a Latin American country. In 1969, he brought former President of Peru Fernando Belaude Terry to speak about Peruvian and U.S. relations at the Colleges. He is the author of "Debt Politics after Independence: The Funding Conflict in Bolivia" and "Colombia's Military and Brazil's Monarchy: Undermining the Republican Foundations of South American Independence." He retired in 1997 after more than 30 years of service to the Colleges. Millington earned a B.A. from Williams College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.