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Leon Howard

Leon Howard, American educator. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Modern Language Association American, American Studies Association Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Howard, Leon was born on November 8, 1903 in Talladega, Alabama, United States. Son of Percy L. and Georgia (Heacock) Howard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College, 1923. A.M., University of Chicago, 1926, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1961. Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins, 1929.

      Doctor of Philosophy. (honorary), Abo Akademi, Finland, 1968.

    Career

    • Newspaper work, teacher preparatory schools, Alabama, Georgia, 1923-1926. Instructor English, Johns Hopkins, 1927-1930. Instructor English, Pomona College, 1930-1932, assistant professor, 1932-1937.

      International Research fellow Henry E. Huntington Library, 1937-1938. Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University, 1938-1943, professor, 1943-1950, Morrison Professor of English, 1945-1950. Professor of English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1950-1971.

      Visiting professor Tokyo U., summers 1951, 54, Centre Universitaire Mediterranean, summer 1957, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1972-1982. Fulbright lecturer U. London, 1956-1957, U. Copenhagen, 1960, Australia, 1963, Germany and Switzerland, 1964. Guggenheim fellow, 1944-1945.

      Senior research fellow Newberry Library, 1966.

    Works

    • Author: The Connecticut Wits, 1943. Herman Melville: a Biography, 1951. Victorian Knight-Errant: A Study of the Early Literary Career of James Russell Lowell, 1952.

      Literature and the American Tradition, 1960. The Mind of Jonathan Edwards, 1963. Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Modern Language Association American, American Studies Association Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Henrietta Starr, March 6, 1931. Children: Mary Morris, Charles Malone, Kathleen.
    • father: Percy L. Howard
    • mother: Georgia (Heacock) Howard
    • spouse: Henrietta Starr
    • children: Mary Morris Howard
    • Charles Malone Howard
    • Kathleen Howard
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    Born November 8, 1903
    Died December 21, 1982
    (aged 79)
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