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Edwin Blackwell Knowles

Edwin Blackwell Knowles, American educator. Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Renaissance Society American (treasurer 1951-1967), Hispanic Society American (correspondent; member), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon.; Club: Andiron (president 1955-1958) (New York City).

Background

  • Knowles, Edwin Blackwell was born on May 14, 1903 in New York City. Son of Edwin B. and Grace E. (Western) Knowles.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan College, Middletown, Connecticut, 1924. Master of Arts, New York University, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938.

    Career

    • Instructor English, University of Illinois, 1925-1927, New York University, 1927-1942. Assistant professor Queens College, 1942-1948. Member of faculty Pratt Institute, 1948-1967, Professor of English, 1952-1967, department chairman, 1954-1964, dean div. general studies, 1960-1962.

      Vice president of the board education Reformed Church American, 1962-1966.

    Works

    • Author: Influence of Don Quixote on English Literature, 1938. Also articles, reviews comparative English-Spanish literature and history. Brooklyn New York.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Renaissance Society American (treasurer 1951-1967), Hispanic Society American (correspondent. Member), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon. Club: Andiron (president 1955-1958) (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Lois Beckwith, May 25, 1929. Children: Lawrence B., Alison (Mistress.
    • father: Edwin B. Knowles
    • mother: Grace E. (Western) Knowles
    • spouse: Lois Beckwith
    • children: Lawrence B. Knowles
    • Alison (Mrs Knowles
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    Born March 14, 1903
    Died March 12, 1967
    (aged 63)
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