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Borgeson, Earl Charles. Died Dec. 25, 2010 at Sudbury Pines Extended Care.

Born Dec. 2, 1922 to Hjalmar Nicarnor and Doris Danielson Borgeson of Boyd, Minn., he was an Eagle Scout and graduated from North High School in Minneapolis. The first of his family to attend college, he graduated from the University of Minnesota and, after serving in the United States Navy in the Philippines, he received his LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

On Sept. 21,1944, he married Barbara Ann Jones, his beloved wife of 61 years before she died in December 2005.

After law school, Mr. Borgeson received his Masters in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington and began his career as a reference librarian at the Los Angeles County Law Library.

He subsequently served for 18 years as Professor of Law and Librarian at Harvard Law School. Living with his wife and three children in Sudbury, he was president of the Little League and chaired the town’s school committee in the late 1960s.

Mr. Borgeson also worked as Associate Director of Libraries at Stanford University before completing his career as Professor of Law and Librarian at Southern Methodist University School of Law where he and his wife served as host family for several students from China and Taiwan.

An avid fan of college football and marching bands, he was known to enjoy halftime shows at Stanford, UCLA, USC, and SMU almost as much as the games themselves.

Mr. Borgeson is survived by his daughter Bobi McGarva of Bellville and his son Steven Borgeson of Sherborn; their spouses Wayne McGarva and Sarah Borgeson; his nine grandchildren Hal and Russell Stewart, Bowen, Cary and Molly Borgeson and Jenna, Megan, Amanda and Kyle McGarva; and his two great grandchildren Quinn and Ian Stewart.

His son Geoffrey Charles Borgeson predeceased him in July 2010.

A memorial service will be held at Memorial Congregational Church, 26 Concord Road in Sudbury on Saturday, Jan.  15  at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Barbara and Earl C. Borgeson Law Library Endowment Fund, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750305, Dallas, Texas 75275-0305.

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