Ron C. Judd

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Fall 2015


Expanding on his recent History Master's thesis, veteran Seattle Times reporter and adjunct Western Washington University Journalism instructor Ron Judd examines the successful 1930s ‘Red Scare’ political campaign to remove Western Washington College of Education President Charles H. Fisher from office. Judd's presentation places Fisher's firing for the first time in the context of local and national anti-communist, "super-patriot" political trends. His study, based on archival research conducted in the collections of Heritage Resources, places Fisher squarely in the crossfire of a prolonged, bitter political war between New Deal liberals and old-guard conservatives in Bellingham, and examines whether the forced removal of Fisher by radical political operatives could happen in Washington state today.

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Fall/Winter 2015

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Window is the magazine of Western Washington University