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Wesley Frank Craven

Wesley Frank Craven, American educator. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served from major lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, American Advertising Federation, 1943-1946.; Member American History Association, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Virginia history societies, American Antiquarian Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

Background

  • Craven, Wesley Frank was born on May 19, 1905 in Conway, North Carolina, United States. Son of Wesley Frank and Elizabeth (Turner) Craven.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Duke U., 1926, Master of Arts 1927. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1928.

    Career

    • Instructor history New York University, 1928-1930, assistant professor, 1930-1937, associate professor, 1937-1940. professor, 1940-1950. Edwards professor American history Princeton, 1950-1964, George Henry Davis ’86 professor American history, 1964-1973, emeritus, 1973-1981.

    Works

    • Author: Dissolution of the Virginia Company, 1932. Introduction to History of Bermuda, 1938. The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1949.

      The Legend of the Founding Fathers, 1956. New Jersey and the English Colonization of North America, 1964. Co-editor: The Army Air Forces in World World War II, vols.

      I-VII, 1948-1958
    • The Colonies in Transition, 1660-1713, 1968. White, Red, and Black: the Seventeenth-Century Virginian, 1971.

    Membership

    Served from major lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, American Advertising Federation, 1943-1946. Member American History Association, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Virginia history societies, American Antiquarian Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Helen G. McDaniel, May 31, 1932. Children: Nancy Elizabeth, Betty Morris.
    • father: Wesley Frank Craven
    • mother: Elizabeth (Turner) Craven
    • spouse: Helen G. McDaniel
    • children: Nancy Elizabeth Craven
    • Betty Morris Craven
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    Died February 10, 1981
    (aged 75)
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