Edwin M. Good was one of the Co-editors of the Diary Project from its inception. His literal transcription of the Diary from William’s handwritten text to a typed format has been instrumental to the Project. He also indexed the Diary text, and worked with Hoover to compose and propose annotations and projects for annotations that were assigned to volunteer researchers.
During the years from 1991 to 2001, when he lived in the Washington area, he attended all volunteer meetings, but his presence has been lessened by his moving in 2001 to Eugene, Oregon.
Dr. Good was from 1956 to retirement in 1991 Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. He earned a Ph.D. in Religion at Columbia University, after a B.A. in Music from Westminster College, Pennsylvania, and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is the father of three sons, the grandfather of three grandsons, and now the husband of Anita Sullivan, whom he married in Eugene in 2004. Much of his time in retirement, both in the Washington area, and in Oregon, has been spent in front of pianos, which he plays with great pleasure. He has written books on his academic subject of the Hebrew Bible, and also on musical instruments and the history of the piano. Dr. Good passed away on September 12, 2014.