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Update on Peter Schramm

While traveling on University business in Texas a week-and-a-half ago, Peter Schramm developed a severe case of acute pancreatitis. He is in critical condition in intensive care at Baylor Medical Center outside Dallas, where he is expected to remain for many weeks. He has a well-qualified and well-coordinated team of doctors and nurses looking after him, and he is receiving excellent care. Many members of his family and friends remain by his side.

I will keep you up-to-date on Peter's condition. I hope you will remember Peter, his wife Vicki, and their family in your prayers.

G. William Benz
President, Ashland University

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Get well soon, our prays are with you and your family, Mr. Schramm.

Yes, Mr. Schramm. God bless, and get well soon.


About twenty years ago I was in New York for a conference featuring Harry Jaffa, William F. Buckley, Charles Kesler, Cal Thomas. It may have been the launch of the Buckley-Kesler anthology of essays by prominent conservatives.

At lunch I had the privilege of sitting with Peter and Clif White. They told me about the Ashbrook Center, where Peter was either working or about to start working. Peter had been working for the government in Washington, and I knew him from APSA meetings. I ventured to suggest that he would do more good, and derive more satisfaction from working at the Ashbrook Center. Big smile--I guess he was thinking the same thing.

He will be back.

Pete is a smart and dynamic guy that has been a great asset to whomever he is working with or for, whether that is ISI or the Claremont Institute or Ashland University/Ashbrook Center, and a fine citizen. I am praying for him.

Note: The folks at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, say they have no record of Pete at their facility. Has he been moved?

He’s actually at the Baylor Medical Center in Irving.

Peter is a gifted teacher and writer. I will be praying for his recovery.

I have no doubt but that at some point the folks at the Baylor Medical Center will be feeling the force and charm of Peter’s personality. My prayers are with him and his family.

Prayers and best wishes to you and your family, Dr. Schramm.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Dr. Schramm. You still have much to contribute to us.

Peter is a great fighter. He has the heart of a lion. Beat this, Peter, and come back soon. In the meantime, our prayers are with you and your family. May God give you all a wealth of strength, and guide the caregivers’ hands.

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Peter for the better part of two decades, since he first came to AU during my days as a student and Ashbrook Scholar. His impact on my college experience was profound, and I feel honored to have had the good fortune to be acquainted with him over the years. Peter, my family and I are praying for you. God Bless!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to my old friend Peter Schramm -- an indestructable spirit if there ever was one. James Piereson

Dr.Schramm, Get well soon. We are with you in our thoughts and prayers.

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