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Linton Lomas Barrett

Linton Lomas Barrett, American educator. Member Modern Language Association (secretary, chairman various groups), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (president Virginia chapter). International Colloquium Luso-Brazilian Studies, Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies (past secretary-general), Modern Foreign Language Association Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Barrett, Linton Lomas was born on September 1, 1904 in Lanett, Alabama, United States. Son of Linton Stephens and Carrie Elizabeth (Lomas) Barrett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Mercer U., 1928. DuPont fellow, University of Virginia, 1930-1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1938.

      Catedratico Vitalicio (honorary), Universidad Central. Quito. Ecuador, 1953.

    Career

    • ; 1 son, Arthur Lomas. Married second, Marie Hamilton McDavid, May 26, 1937. 1 daughter, Ellen Marie.

      From instructor to professor Mercer University, University Alabama, Furman University, University North Carolina, Princeton, U. Kansas, 1928-1948. Professor Romance langs., Washington and Lee University, head department, 1960-1970, professor, 1970-1972. Visiting professor Spanish, U. North Carolina, summers.

      Public affairs officer American embassy. Bogota, Colombia, 1951. Quito, Ecuador, 1951-1953.

      Fellow Southeastern Institute Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University, summer 1966. Lecturer Universidad Central, 1952. Board examiners College Entrance Examination Board, 1954-1957.

      Director National Defense Education Act Language Institute, 1965. Research fellow cooperative program in the humanities Duke-North Carolina, 1965-1966.

    Works

    • Author: The Supernatural in the Spanish Non-Religious Comedia of the Golden Age. 1938. Editor: A Mediaeval Italian Anthology, 1938. Five Centuries of Spanish Mediaeval Italian Anthology, 1938.

      Five Centuries of Spanish Literature: From the Cid to the Golden Age, 1962. Translator 10 novels, other books from the Portuguese. Associate editor: Hispania, 1950-1964.

      Contributor articles to professional journals, United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Spain.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association (secretary, chairman various groups), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (president Virginia chapter). International Colloquium Luso-Brazilian Studies, Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies (past secretary-general), Modern Foreign Language Association Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Elliott, June 1929 (deceased.; married second, Marie Hamilton McDavid, May 26, 1937.
    • father: Linton Stephens Barrett
    • mother: Carrie Elizabeth (Lomas) Barrett
    • spouses: Elizabeth Elliott
    • Marie Hamilton McDavid
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    Born September 1, 1904
    Died March 8, 1972
    (aged 67)
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