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Howard Foster Lowry

Howard Foster Lowry, American college president. Member Board of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church in United States of America, since 1945; member Board of Trustees, McCormick Theological Seminary; Member Modern Language Association American (commission on trends in education, 1939-1941.

Background

  • Lowry, Howard Foster was born on July 26, 1901 in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States. Son of Lewis and Daisy Viola (Zugg) Lowry.

  • Education

    • Student Yale, 1925-1928, Ph.

    Career

    • Instructor English, College Wooster, 1923-1925, Yale, 1928-1929. Assistant Professor of English College of Wooster, 1929-1931, professor, 1931-1940, actg. head department, 1931-1933, head of department, 1934-1940. Professor of English, Princeton, 1940-1944.

      Member of faculty Summer School of Western Reserve University, 1932. Sterling fellow Yale, 1930, 1933. John Simon Guggenheim fellow, 1934.

      Visiting professor New York University, 1939, 40. Frederick Ives Carpenter professor, University of Chicago, summer 1942. President College of Wooster since August 1944.

      Stone lecturer, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1945. Pitcairn-Crabbe Foundation lecturer, U. Pittsburgh, 1949.

    Works

    • Author: The Poetry of Matthew Arnold (with C. B. Tinker), 1940. Matthew Arnold and the Modern Spirit (Princeton Inaugural Lecture), 1941. Literature in American Education (for the commission on trends in education), 1943.

      Contributor The Humanities Chart Their Course, 1945. Editor The Letters of Matthew Arnold to Arthur Hugh Clough, 1932. Emerson-Clough Letters (with R. L. Rusk), 1934.

      An Oxford Anthology of English Poetry (with Willard Thorp), 1935. General editor and educational manager Oxford University Press (American Branch), 1935-1941.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn, Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Board of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church in United States of America, since 1945. Member Board of Trustees, McCormick Theological Seminary. Member Modern Language Association American (commission on trends in education, 1939-1941.

    Clubs: Wooster Country, Rotary (Wooster).; member of the board of directors.

    Connections

    • father: Lewis Lowry
    • mother: Daisy Viola (Zugg) Lowry
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    Born July 26, 1901
    Died July 4, 1967
    (aged 65)
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