G. Armour Craig,Professor of English Emeritus and Former Acting President, Dies at 87

January 30, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—G. Armour Craig, a former professor of English and acting president of Amherst College, died Tuesday, January 29, after a long illness, in Hanover, N.H., where he had retired. He was 87 years old. Craig was born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended the Hawken School. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst in 1937, Craig received M.A. (1938) and Ph.D. (1947) degrees in English from Harvard University.