Sara A. Hudson

Published on July 31, 2012

Sara A. Hudson

We are sorry to announce the death of a long-time English Department colleague, Sara A. Hudson, who served for many years as an Associate Professor, teaching memoir and 19th century American literature. She retired as Professor Emerita in English at Auburn, in 1986. 

She earned her undergraduate degree at Chapel Hill, where she met and married—on graduation day—the poet Hayden Carruth; after serving as a WAC in World War II, she earned her graduate degrees at the University of Chicago and moved to Alabama with her young daughter, where she later married Fred Hudson, a professor in Engineering. 

A former student, Marian Carcache, recalls her as “a scholar, philanthropist, mother, vocal Democrat, adventurer . . . and force to be reckoned with.”  Among her other works, she co-edited—with LeahRawls Atkins and Joseph Harrison—A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama.  Her service will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery at 4pm, Friday, August 3rd.