Roger Paget ’58

Roger Paget, a professor emeritus, died on April 1, 2018 at age 81 after battling ocular melanoma for over two years. He was a premier world specialist in South East Asian politics, an international educator for six decades, and a prolific writer. He taught political economy and Asian studies at Lewis & Clark University. At Wesleyan he majored in government and earned a PhD from Cornell University. He served in the U.S. military in Indonesia where he worked as linguist and Southeast Asia specialist. He is survived by his wife, six children, including Rebeccah Paget ’81, nine grandchildren, and his first great-grandchild.

We thank the daughter of Mr. Paget for this information.