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Newman Peter Birk

Newman Peter Birk, American educator. Member National Council Teachers English (director 1959-1962), Modern Language Association, Conference Composition and Communication, American Association University professors.

Background

  • Birk, Newman Peter was born on March 24, 1906 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Louis Newman and Alyee Latimer (Baughman) Birk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Centre College, 1928. Master of Arts, Tufts U., 1930. Postgraduate Harvard, 1932-1937.

    Career

    • Teaching fellow English, Tufts U., 1928-1930, instructor, 1932-1941, assistant to associate professor, 1941-1957, Professor of English, 1958, Feltcher professor rhetoric, since 1959, chairman freshman English, 1941-1964. Instructor English, Simmons College, 1930-1932. Carnegie intern general education Brown U., 1955-1956.

    Works

    • Author: (with Genevieve B. Birk) Understanding and Using English, 4th edit., 1965. Using English Effectively.

    Membership

    Member National Council Teachers English (director 1959-1962), Modern Language Association, Conference Composition and Communication, American Association University professors.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Genevieve Blane, June 24, 1933.
    • father: Louis Newman Birk
    • mother: Alyee Latimer (Baughman) Birk
    • spouse: Mary Genevieve Blane
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    Died March 23, 1966
    (aged 59)
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