Hiram Pendleton Caton III ’58

Hiram Pendleton Caton III ’58 passed away Dec. 13, 2010, in Ingham, Australia. He was the son of Hiram P. Caton, Jr. and Dorothy Corl Caton Epley. He was born in Concord, N.C., Aug. 16, 1936. Caton attended Davidson and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He took his Ph.D. at Yale University. Caton earned the doctor of letters at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, for his contribution to modern history. Caton was professor of politics and history and head of the School of Applied Ethics at Griffith University until his retirement. His works were concerned with ethics in the sciences, the history of ideas, and the biological basis for individual, social, and political behavior. He was published extensively in the fields of medical ethics and bioethics, human ethology, and modern political and economic behavior. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Sonia Luise Caton (Chris Evason) and Claudia Ingeborg Caton; two granddaughters, Nina Evason and Francesca Evason; two sisters, Elizabeth Caton Book (William) and Dorothy Caton Holding (Harry); nieces and nephews; and an uncle and several aunts.