Frederick William Shilstone, was a Professor of English at Clemson from 1974 until his death in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Vanderbilt University in 1970 and his Master of Arts degree there in 1972. Dr. Shilstone earned his PhD in 1974 at Indiana University .
From Manfred, a dramatic poem by his favourite poet, Lord Byron: "Old man! 'Tis not so difficult to die!"
We'll miss you, Fred.