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Henry Close Montgomery

Henry Close Montgomery, American educator.


  • Montgomery, Henry Close was born on August 1, 1901 in Seymour, Indiana, United States. Son of Henry Close and Jennie (Swope) Montgomery.

  • Education

    • Ab., Hanover College, 1921. M.A University of Illinois, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1945. Postgraduate U. Rome (Italy), 1924, U. Vienna (Austria), 1928-1929, Heidelberg (Germany) U., summer 1926.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, married Margaret E. Stuart, December 22, 1927.


    • Director athletics Divernon (Illinois) High School, 1921-1924. From assistant professor classics to associate professor Wabash College, 1926-1940. Associate professor classics Miami (Ohio) U., 1940-1946, 24 professor, 1946-1979, department chairman, 1940-1979.

      Assistant director Miami University Abroad, 1956-1958. Conductor, 1962; lecturer Archaeol. Institute American, 1954-1955, 58-59.

      Visiting professor University of Illinois, summer 1945. Manager Crawfordsville (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra, 1933-1940. Member Hamilton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, 1954-1969.


    • Contributor publications in field to journals encyclopedia.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Hamilton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, 1954-1969. Fellow to Rome, Italy, summer 1961. Member Ohio Classical Conference (president 1949), Classical Association Middle West and South (member executive council 1949-1953, president 1965).

    Oxford (Ohio) Archaeol. Society (secretary-treasurer 1941-1969), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (president Oxford branch 1953-1955), Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Epsilon. Club: Miami Mens.


    • Children: Ann (Mistress Brock Brower), Henry Close III, Virginia S. (Mistress William Melin).
    • father: Henry Close Montgomery
    • mother: Jennie (Swope) Montgomery
    • children: Ann Montgomery (Mistress Brock Brower)
    • Henry Close III Montgomery
    • Virginia S. Montgomery (Mistress William Melin)
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    Born August 1, 1901
    Died March 23, 1979
    (aged 77)