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Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham

Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham, American educator. Decorated chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur, 1959. Member Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy American, Linguistic Society American.

Background

  • Peckham, Lawton Parker Greenman was born on June 28, 1904 in Middletown, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Reuben and Adelaide M. (Greenman) Peckham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1927, Master of Arts, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton, 1931.

    Career

    • French, Brown U., 1931-1940, assistant professor, 1936-1940. Associate professor French, University of Illinois, 1940-1946. Faculty Columbia, 1946-1971, professor French, 1952-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1979, department chairman, 1963-1968, dean graduate faculties, 1958-1961.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy American, Linguistic Society American.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine H. Austin, August 20, 1938. Children: Katharine H., Mary A. Teacher.
    • father: Reuben Peckham
    • mother: Adelaide M. (Greenman) Peckham
    • spouse: Katharine H. Austin
    • children: Katharine H. Peckham
    • Mary A. Teacher Peckham
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    Died November 9, 1979
    (aged 75)
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