On the eve of the 10th anniversary conference of the founding of the Michael Oakeshott Association (regretably I’m unable to be in attendance) I thought I’d pay tribute here to someone who was instrumental in setting up the MOA – “Chuck” Getchell. It just so happens that it’s been almost a year since Chuck died – here is his obituary.
Chuck centre, flanked by Noel and Margot O’Sullivan at the Inaugural Conference in 2001 at the LSE
Chuck was an incredibly well-connected, cultured, gentle and modest guy with a twinkle in his eye. After meeting him in 2001 I came to know Chuck quite well as the long time secretary of the Sabre Foundation. I have fond memories of Chuck visiting me at my house in Maine and of my coming down to his neck of the woods in Ipswich where I met a few of his relations and was shown around the area. Chuck will be missed by many.