DOTY, RICHARD GEORGE

DOTY, RICHARD GEORGE

Copyright © 2011-2017 John N. Lupia III



Dr. Richard George Doty (1942-2013), he was born on January 11, 1942 the son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Doty of Portland, Oregon. He graduated cum laude from Portland State University in 1964 and in 1967 received a doctorate summa cum laude in Latin American studies from the University of Southern California with his dissertation entitled; "Manufacturing under Porfirio Diaz (USC, 1968)". He taught United States and Latin American History as Assistant Professor at three institutions of higher learning : from 1967-1970 at Central College, Pella , Iowa; from 1970 -1972, at York College, C.U.N.Y; from 1970-1971 at the University of Guam . From 1974 - 1986 he was curator at the American Numismatic Society, New York. 1986 he was appointed curator of the National Numismatic Collection, in the Modern Coins and Money Department at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

“He is also the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Madrid, Spain; Mexican Government Fellowship for study in Mexico City and Guadalajara; the Del Amo Foundation Fellowship for research in Spain, the Millennial Award Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Numismatic Society.” [1]


   


He is the author of fourteen important numismatic books including:  co-authored with Eric P. Newman, Studies on Money in Early America (1976); Coins of the World (1976); Paper Money of the World (1977); The Macmillan Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatics (1982); America's Copper Coinage 1783-1857 (Proceedings of the Coinage of the Americas Conference, 1984); America's Silver Coinage 1794-1891 (Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC), ANS, 1986); co-authored with Giovanni Gorini, La storia della moneta dall'antichita al giorno nostri (1988); co-authored and edited with John M. Kleeberg, The Token: America's Other Money (1995);  Soho Mint and the Industrialization of Money (British Numismatic special publication, 1998); co-authored with Dave Bowers, A California Gold Rush: Featuring the Treasure from the S.S. Central America (2002); co-authored and edited with John M. Kleeberg, Money of the Caribbean (2006); co-authored/assisted and wrote the Foreword, for Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, Encyclopedia of U. S. Gold Coins 1795-1933: Circulating, Proof, Commemorative, and Pattern Issues (2006); America's Money-America's Story (2008); Pictures From A Distant Country: Seeing America Through Old Paper Money (2013).

 

    Richard Doty lived a full and rich personal life. He was married four times. His first wife was Joyce. His second wife was Carolyn Waite. His third wife was his co-worker Margaret Rose D'Ambrosio, the associate librarian at the American Numismatic Society, when he was curator of modern coins and paper money at the society. They were married November 10, 1984. Jean Somerville Kotkin, executive director of the American Ethical Union, performed the ceremony at the Society for Ethical Culture. Margaret kept her name Margaret Rose D'Ambrosio, professionally. She is a daughter of Margaret B. D'Ambrosio of Savannah, Georgia, and the late Joseph D'Ambrosio. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Russian literature from New York University and a master's in library science from Columbia University. They were divorced July 2009. His fourth wife was Cindy M. Roden. They were married in 2013. Dick was very fortunate to have the love and comfort of a devoted wife for his final year of life. Cindi remains behind and like all of us who knew Dick mourns his loss.


He was the founder of the International Committee for Money and Banking Museums (ICOMON).

Over the years Dick contributed to or is cited in 93 E-Sylum articles.

In 2011 he received the Huntington Award from the ANS.

 He died on at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013 of lymphoma. He left behind his wife Cindi Roden.


FOOTNOTES:

[1] "Richard G. Doty 1942-2013," The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 23, Article 2

 


Bibliography:

 

The New York Times, November 11, 1984

Contemporary Authors

Dissertation Abstracts

The E-Sylum, Volume 1, Number 10, December 4, 1998, Article 2 - Doty's Book on Matthew Boulton

The E-Sylum, Volume 2, Number 27, July 4, 1999, Article 2 - Asylum Update - Book Review on Soho Mint

The E-Sylum, Volume 2, Number 36, September 5, 1999, Article 8 - Heath Literary Awards

The E-Sylum, Volume 3, Number 17, April 23, 2000, Article 6 - Matthew Boulton Web Site

The E-Sylum, Volume 5, Number  25, July 14, 2002, Article 10 - Numismatic Spelling

The E-Sylum, Volume 6, Number  1, January  6, 2003, Article 3 - Colonial Williamsburg Numismatics Seminar

The E-Sylum, Volume 6, Number 30, July 27, 2003, Article 8 - Birmingham Mint

The E-Sylum, Volume 6, Number 45, October 29, 2003, Article 1 - Kolbe Update

The E-Sylum, Volume 6, Number  50, November 23, 2003, Article 2 - Byron Kanzinger

The E-Sylum, Volume 7, Number 46, November 14, 2004, Article 22 - Upsetting Machines : How and Why

The E-Sylum, Volume 8, Number  31, July 17, 2005, Article 11 - John J. Ford, Jr. - Information Hoarder?

The E-Sylum, Volume 8, Number  39, September 11, 2005, Aricle 11 - Fraser Victory Medal Trial Found?

The E-Sylum, Volume 8, Number  52, December 11, 2005, Article 7 - Smithsonian Numismatic Exhibit Opens

The E-Sylum, Volume 9, Number 13, March 26, 2006, Article 18 - Thompson's 1783 Essay on Coining

The E-Sylum, Volume 9, Number 30, July 23, 2006, Article 6 - Book Review: Garrett/Guth Encyclopedia of US Gold Coins 1795-1933

The E-Sylum, Volume 10, Number 3, January 21, 2007, Article 8 - Handbook, Video and Training Course for Numismatic Curators

The E-Sylum, Volume 10, Number 18, May 6, 2007, Article 15 - Bashlow Gold Confederate Cent Restrike Information Sought

The E-Sylum, Volume 10, Number 37, September 16, 2007, Article 8 - Other High Relief U.S. Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 10, Number 40, October 7, 2007, Article 1 - Wayne's Words - Review on counterfeiting in the U.S.

The E-Sylum, Volume 10, Number 44, October 28, 2007, Article 21 - Nation of Counterfeiters Author Stephen Mihm on BookTV

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  12, March 23, 2008, Article 4 -Preview of Upcoming Whitman Numismatic Books

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  18,  May 4, 2008, Article 12 - Chinese Fake Factories Make Banknotes as well as Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  23, August 17, 2008, Article 9 - Reviews : Good Money by George Selgin

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  24, June 15, 2008, Article 17 - More on Collector Ted Naftzger and the Switched Large Cents

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  26, June 29, 2008, Article 1 - Wayne's Words - Advance notice on new book

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  27, July 6, 2008, Article 19 - Marketing Company Reproduces $100 Union Gold Coin Design in Silver

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  29, July 20, 2008, Article 27 - Chinese Copies of Collectible Banknotes

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  36, September 7, 2008, Article 23 - Query : Byron Reed

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  38, September 21, 2008, Article 3 - New Book : America's Money-America's Story (2d edition) by Richard Doty

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  39, September 28, 2008, Article 10 - Mystery Chinese Coin Theory: Part of an Imported Basket?

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  45, November10, 2008, Article - Book Review: America's Money-America's Story 

The E-Sylum, Volume 11, Number  48, November 30, 2008, Article 13 - Wall Street Journal Article Highlights Morgan's $100 Gold Coin Sketch

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number 7, February 15, 2009, Article 8, - The ANS Coinage of the Americas Conference Proceedings

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number  30, July 26, 2009, Article 12 - More on the Calcutta Mint

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number  34, August 23, 2009, Article 13 - Query : How Late Were Shillings and Pence Used in the U.S.?

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number  43, October 25, 2009, Article 13 - Vocabulary Word : Cliche

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number  46, November 15 ,2009, Article 14 - Supporting the Medallic Meaning of Cliche

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number  46, November 15 ,2009, Article 15 - President Obama's Challenge Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number  47, November 22 ,2009, Article 1 - Wayne's Words: Numismatic Dictionary

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 1, January 3, 2010, Article 11 - Australia's Museum Victoria Mount's Online Token Exhibit

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 4, January 24, 2010, Article 14 - Smithsonian Acquires USDA Food Stamp Archive

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 6, February 7, 2010, Article 8 - Interview with Smithsonian Numismatic Curator Richard Doty

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 8, February 21, 2010, Article 22 - The Collectors Weekly

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 9, February 28, 2010, Article 12 - Another Early Five Pointed Star on a U.S. Coin

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 16, April 18, 2010, Article 11 - On Numismatic Encyclopedias

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 19, May 9, 2010, Article 10 - Gold Confederate Cent Restrikes

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 20, May 16, 2010, Article 7 - Book Review: The Pattern Coinage of Peter Getz by George Fuld

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 22, May 30, 2010, Article 19 - Howard Franklin Bowker

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 24, June 13, 2010, Article 9 - Museum Curator Opening at the National Numismatic Collection

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 25, June 20, 2010, Article 13 - A German Collector's Cabinet from 1630

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 26, June 27, 2010, Article 19 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers - Diana Gambling Token

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 31, August 1, 2010, Article 10 - Some Educational Highlights of the ANA Convention

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 36, September 5, 2010, Article 3 - Book Review: 100 Greatest U. S. Error Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 41, October 10, 2010, Article 14 - 1943 "Copper" Cent is a Magician's Piece

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 47, November 21, 2010, Article 6 - More on Completeness of Louis Eliasberg's U.S. Coin Collection

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 49, December 5, 2010, Article 13 - The ANA School of Numismatics

The E-Sylum, Volume 13, Number 50, December 12, 2010, Article 18 - Wayne's Numismatic Diary

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 6, February 6, 2011, Article 8 - Book Review: The Art of Medal Engraving by Elizabeth M. Harris

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 13, March 27, 2011, Article 2 - Reader Feedback on E-Sylum iPhone App

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 13, March 27, 2011, Article 15 - The Atlantic Examines Notorious U.S. Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 16, April 17, 2011, Article 16 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers - Heaton Mint

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 26, June 26, 2011, Article 7 - More on Holed Slave Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 30,  July 24, 2011, Article 14 - More on Dollar vs Paper Dollars

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 34, August 14, 2011, Article 13 - Whitman Publishing Titles Now Available on Portable Media Players

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 38, September 11, Article 2 - Mark Blackburn Has Passed

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 38, September 11, Article 19 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers - New Zealand Mint at 2011 ANA Convention

The E-Sylum, Volume 14, Number 42, October 9, 2011, Article 16 - Chopmark News Interviews Smithsonian Curator Richard Doty

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 2, January 8, 2012, Article 16 - More on Holey Dollars

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 14, April 1, 2012, Article 12 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers - Smithsonian Visitors Vote for the Cent

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 15, April 8, 2012, Article 9 - More on Smithsonian's Lincoln Medal

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 18, April 29, 2012, Article 3 - New Book : History of Collecting Confederate States Paper Money

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 21, May 20, 2012, Article 26 - Wayne's Numismatic Diary

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 39, September 16, 2012, Article 12 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers - Were the 1817 Jolas Cast?

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 43, October 14, 2012, Article 5 - New Book : Abraham Lincoln: Beyond the American Icon

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 44, October 21, 2012, Article 9 - More on Delaware's Money Beach Coins

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 46, November 4, 2012, Article 9 - Book Review: The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 49, November 25, 2012, Article 8 - More on the 1776 Continental Dollar Coinage

The E-Sylum, Volume 15, Number 50, December 2, 2012, Article 8 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 2, January 132013, Article 14 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers - Banks Had Taste

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 5, February 3, 2013, Article 14 - On the First 1794 Dollar

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 6, January 62013, Article 9 - Book Review: The 1815 Half Eagle

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 6, February 10, 2013, Article 8 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers : More on the First 1794 Dollar

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 7, February 17, 2013, Article 12 - Article Highlights 1794 Dollar Research Efforts

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 9, March 3, 2013, Article 5 - Book Review: Monumental Money : People and Places on U.S. Paper Money

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 11, March 17, 2013, Article 11 - More Discussion on the First 1794 Dollar - Theology

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 12, March 24, 2013, Article 3 New Book : Pictures From a Distant Country

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 13,  March 31, 2013, Article 10 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 15, April 14, 2013, Article 12 - Notes From E-Sylum Readers

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 17, April 28, 2013, Article 5 - Book Review: Pictures From a Distant Past

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 19, May 12, 2013, Article 7 - Archives International June 4th 2013 Auction

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 19, May 12, 2013, Article 8 - Stacks Family Ingot Donations to the National Numismatic Collection 

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 20, May 19, 2013, Article 7 Book Review : Pictures From a Distant Country

The E-Sylum, Volume 16, Number 23, Article 2 - Richard G. Doty 1942-2013


 

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