- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 15, 2008

Robert McHenry, 84, veteran, professor

Robert Wesley McHenry, a World War II veteran and former political science professor, died March 7 at his home in Marina del Rey, Calif. He was 84.

Mr. McHenry was professor emeritus of political science at Montgomery College in Rockville, where he was known to use humor to engage his students.

A resolution acknowledging his retirement in 2003 described him as a “passionate teacher who was always willing to take time outside of class to explain the intricacies of Locke and Montesquieu.”

Mr. McHenry served in the Army in World War II and in the Navy in the Korean War. A cryptographer, he also served in the U.S. Information Agency and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

Mr. McHenry came back to the United States determined to teach the importance of democratic ideals coupled with strong national defense and taught at Montgomery College for 37 years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathie, six stepchildren and five grandchildren. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.


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