Richard M. Huber

Richard M. Huber

    Richard Miller Huber, a professor, historian, lecturer, author, and the editor of more than 30 books, died in his sleep on May 19 in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 92.
    Dr. Huber graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he studied history, and went on to earn a doctorate in American studies from Yale University.
    He taught at Princeton and later was the dean of continuing education at Hunter College in New York. Dr. Huber also moderated a number of television series on public affairs and had one of the early talk radio shows, focusing on American values. At least one member of the clergy took part in each discussion. Among his books are “The American Idea of Success,” which was republished in paperback, and “How Professors Play the Cat Guarding the Cream: Why We’re Paying More and Getting Less in Higher Education.”
    For over a decade, he offered workshops at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, teaching American foreign service officers how to explain United States foreign policy and society to foreigners who might be critical of this country. He also traveled to Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, and New Zealand for the United States Information Agency to lecture and be interviewed on American domestic issues and foreign affairs.
    Although he did not live here, his first wife and children did, and he came almost every year to Amagansett and Montauk for monthlong visits or longer.
    He was a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library.
    Dr. Huber was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to John Y. and Caroline Huber. He grew up there, as did his first wife, Cintra Carter, with whom he had three children. In 1973, he married Suzanne Keller. That marriage, too, ended in divorce, but Dr. Huber remained close with both of his former wives, his family said. Cintra Carter Sander of Ponte Vedra, Fla., survives. Ms. Keller died five years ago.
    Dr. Huber is also survived by his three children, Richard M. Huber Jr. of Washington, D.C., Cintra H. McGauley of Ponte Vedra, and Casilda Carter Huber of Montauk, and by a brother, Jack Huber of Savannah, Ga.
    Dr. Huber was to be buried at the Church of the Redeemer in Haverford, Pa., where other members of his family are buried.