Dr. Henry “Hank” Lamar Eaton
Dr. Henry “Hank” Lamar Eaton, 90, Professor Emeritus of history who taught at UNT from 1966 to 2010, died Nov. 27 in Tigard, Oregon. During his long career, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in American and Russian history, Russian language, and Holocaust studies. He created and taught the Great Books course, a 12-credit-hour course in the great works of Western literature, philosophy and history, alongside instructors from the philosophy and English departments. He wrote The Origins and Onset of the Romanian Holocaust, a book exploring the history of anti-Semitism in Romania and the atrocities inflicted on its Jewish community during World War II. Beyond his teaching and scholarly work, he was a Korean War-era veteran, a draft counselor to North Texas students during the Vietnam War, and an editor, cartoonist and cover artist for the community newspaper Denton Voice in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.