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Gifford Davis

Gifford Davis, American educator. Member American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (past president North Carolina), S. Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors.

Background

  • Davis, Gifford was born on June 11, 1906 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Marshall and Marguerite (Gifford) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin College, 1927. A.M., Harvard, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

    Career

    • Instructor, Romance langs., tutor Harvard, 1929-1930. Faculty Duke, 193O-, professor Romance langs., 1953-1976, professor emeritus, 1976-1984, department chairman, 1957-1964, director summer school Spanish studies, 1950-1956, director undergraduate studies in Spanish, 1964-1973.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on 19th century novel and medieval period in Spanish literature to professional literature.

    Membership

    Member American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (past president North Carolina), S. Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Adams Peabody, August 9, 1930. Children: Elizabeth Hale (Mistress.
    • father: Marshall Davis
    • mother: Marguerite (Gifford) Davis
    • spouse: Helen Adams Peabody
    • child: Elizabeth Hale (Mrs Davis
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    Born June 11, 1906
    Died July 18, 1984
    (aged 78)
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