In Memoriam

Richard Shaul Woodruff (1913 - 2016)
Richard Shaul Woodruff
(1913 – 2016)

Of my paternal grandfather, Richard Shaul Woodruff, a celebrated centenarian and indefatigable civil engineer who rose to area manager and executive engineer of all Southern Company hydroelectric dams in Alabama. Only in death did I realize the depths of our unsaid affection, and perhaps he was more fond of me than of his own two children. Exceedingly proud of my doctorate, I hope the ends of my of scholarship will have made him even prouder.