Charles Yahr

1925 - 2006

Charles Corbin Yahr, retired professor of geography at San Diego State University (SDSU), died on July 22, 2006. He was born June 23, 1925 in Chesterfield, Illinois. Yahr earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University at Normal and a master’s and PhD in geography from the University of Illinois.

Yahr served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46, as a First Lieutenant. From 1952-54 he and his wife lived in Karachi, Pakistan while he worked as an editorial assistant for the Silver-Burdett Publishing Company and did field work for his dissertation on the geography of northwest Pakistan. After returning home, Yahr finished his PhD and in 1955 moved to San Diego for a teaching position at SDSU. He retired after thirty-three years at SDSU but continued to teach in the continuing education department and then as a tutor for the literacy project in San Diego.

Charles Corbin Yahr (Necrology). 2006. AAG Newsletter 41(9): 23.