I am incredibly sad to report the news of the death of Paul Reber. Paul was fatally injured yesterday in a cycling accident in Westmoreland County, Virginia. As many of you know, since 2006 he served as the executive director of Stratford Hall – the boyhood home of Robert E. Lee.
I didn’t know Paul all that well. On more than one occasion, however, we found ourselves at the same dinner table or throwing back a few drinks at a conference. Paul was always very easy to talk to as our scholarly interests overlapped in a number of places. He was an avid reader of this blog. You can find his comments scattered on posts stretching back to 2009. I received just as many private emails in response to posts, which always left me with something to think about.
Paul’s last comment posted just three days ago.
My thoughts go out to everyone in the Stratford Hall community and, especially, to Paul’s family. To all my fellow runners and cyclists, please be safe out there.