Friends Recall Gist of Cliffs Notes Founder

Briefs in a Brief

Lincoln, Neb. ( – Cliffs Notes founder Clifton Hillegass, born 1918, founded Cliffs Notes 1958, sold in 1998, died Saturday, age 83.

Hillegass served in Army, had idea for Cliffs Notes (book synopses), students liked, teachers hated. Recalled as philanthropist, also good guy. Funeral Tuesday. Pastor read Book Common Prayer. “We commend Clifton … commit body to ground … earth … ashes … dust … amen.”

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