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Russell King Alspach

Russell King Alspach was American army officer, educator. member English department University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1942, 45-47; Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.; Member Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society (council), National Council Teachers English, English Institute, College Conference Communication.; Club: The Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Background

  • Alspach, Russell King was born on February 22, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Bennett and Elizabeth (Varwig) Alspach.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1924, Master of Arts, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932.

    Career

    • Appraisal engineer, 1918-1920. Member English department University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1942, 45-47. Commissioned lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1947, advanced to brigadier general.

      Retired 1965; Professor of English, United States Military Academy, 1947-1965, head department, 1961-1965. Lecturer English, U. Massachusetts, 1965-1966, Professor of English, 1966-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1980, head department English, 1967-1969. Visiting professor Graduate School University of Pennsylvania, 1962-1963.

    Works

    • Author: Poetry of the Celtic Renaissance, 1932. Irish Poetry from the English Invasion to 1798, review edit., 1959, 78. Co-editor: The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of W. B. Yeats, 1957, The Variorum Edition of the Plays of Warner Bros.

      Yeats, 1965
    • Wade’s Bibliography of Yeats, review edit., 1968. Editorial staff Winston Dictionary, 1926-1928, 37-39. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member English department University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1942, 45-47. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society (council), National Council Teachers English, English Institute, College Conference Communication.

    Club: The Army-Navy Country (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Sara Catharine Campion, May 10, 1924. Children: Ann Jane (Mistress.
    • father: Charles Bennett Alspach
    • mother: Elizabeth (Varwig) Alspach
    • spouse: Sara Catharine Campion
    • child: Ann Jane (Mrs Alspach
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    Born February 22, 1901
    Died September 2, 1980
    (aged 79)
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