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Reid Hastie (1916 - 1987)
William Richard Reid Hastie was born on February 14, 1916. He married Olivia in 1941, and he soon left home on naval assignment in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. On his return, the couple settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After a brief residence back in West Virginia, they moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1949, where Hastie taught art at the University of Minnesota. They lived in St. Anthony Park for 21 years, happily immersed in the University faculty community and activities with many lifelong friends.
In 1970, Olivia and Reid moved to Lubbock, Texas. Hastie finished his career in the Art Department at Texas Tech University where he was professor of Art Education from 1969 – 1984.
As an educator, Hastie was a nationally prominent figure who helped to found numerous art education professional organizations, and affiliated professional publications. His work is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Hastie died on August 31, 1987.