Charles T. Payne

 

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: retired assistant director of the University of Chicago's Library who had served in the U.S. military during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army's 89th Infantry Division that liberated a sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp known as Ohrdruf, but who was mentioned in his great nephew Barack Obama's speeches including the one given in 2009 commemorating the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and also appeared in the visitor's gallery at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado when his great-nephew was nominated for U.S. President.

 

 

Cause of Death: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

 

Born: February 20, 1925

 

Died: August 1, 2014

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois