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Franklin Dickerson Walker

Franklin Dickerson Walker, American educator. Served as major United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Rockefeller fellow Huntington Library, 1952-1953; Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Walker, Franklin Dickerson was born on November 13, 1900 in Republic, Michigan, United States. Son of John Franklin and Lillian (Dickerson) Walker.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Arizona, 1918-1920. Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar from Arizona, 1920-1923), Oxford University, 1923. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, 1932.

    Career

    • 1 son, Franklin Victor. Married second, Imogene Bishop, August 15, 1933. 1 daughter, Susan Imogene.

      Teacher, Francis Parker School, San Diego, 1924-1926. Instructor San Diego State College, 1926-1928, 30-40. Professor of English, U. Oregon, 1940-1943.

      Reinhardt professor American literature Mills College, Oakland, California, 1946-1966, professor emeritus, 1966-1978. Visiting lecturer in American literature Uppsala (Sweden) U., 1949-1950.

    Works

    • Author: Frank Norris, 1932. San Francisco’s Literary Frontier, 1939. Ambrose Bierce, 1941.

      A Literary History of Southern California, 1950. The Seacoast of Bohemia, 1966. Jack London and the Klondike, 1966.

      Irreverent Pilgrims, 1974. Collected and edited: Prentice Mulford’s California Sketches, 1935. The Washoe Giant in San Francisco, 1939.

      Mark Twain’s Travels with Mr. Brown (with G. Ezra Dane), 1940. Mother of Felipe and Other Stories by Mary Austin, 1950.

      The Letters of Frank Norris, 1956. The Call of the Wild and Other Stories, 1960. The Sea-Wolf and Selected Stories, 1964.

      The Heart of Darkness and Secret Sharer, 1969.

    Membership

    Served as major United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Rockefeller fellow Huntington Library, 1952-1953. Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Griffith, 1924.; married second, Imogene Bishop, August 15, 1933.
    • father: John Franklin Walker
    • mother: Lillian (Dickerson) Walker
    • spouses: Dorothy Griffith
    • Imogene Bishop
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    Born November 13, 1900
    Died December 29, 1978
    (aged 78)
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