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Rutgers-Newark Professor Clement Price Dies

Clement Price, a longtime professor at Rutgers-Newark University who was known for his scholarly works and extensive knowledge of the city and its history, has died. He was 69.

University officials said Price died Wednesday, three days after he suffered a stroke.

Price came to Newark in the wake of the city's 1967 riots and became one of its most ardent boosters. He later earned his doctorate from Rutgers-Newark before going on to teach history classes there for several years.

Price was named Newark's official historian earlier this year and was chairman of the committee organizing the 350th anniversary of Newark's founding.

He also chaired President Barack Obama's 2008 transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities and was vice chair of the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

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