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Gerald Frank Else

Gerald Frank Else, American educator. Member National Council on Humanities, 1966-1972, vice chairman, 1968-1971.; Served as captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1945.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Philological Association (president 1964), Classical Association Middle W. and S. (president 1955-1956), Archaeol. Institute American, Heidelberg Academy Sciences (correspondent), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Else, Gerald Frank was born on July 1, 1908 in Redfield, South Dakota, United States. Son of Frank Marston and Minnie Marylouise (Beckman) Else.

  • Education

    • Student of University Nebraska, 1924-1927. Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Harvard, 1929, Master of Arts, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934. Doctor of Humane Letters, University South Dakot, 1975.

      Doctor of Laws, University Nebraska, 1976.

    Career

    • ; children—Susan Else Wyman, Stephen (deceased 1974). Married second, Gladys Hart Burian, January 1, 1976. Instructor in Greek and Latin, Harvard, 1935-1938, faculty instructor, 1938-1942.

      Professor, head department classics U. Iowa, 1945-1957. Professor Greek and Latin, University of Michigan, 1957-1976, department chairman classical studies, 1957-1968, founder, director Center for Coordination Ancient and Modern Studies, 1969-1976, professor emeritus, 1977-1982. Associate National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 1979.

    Works

    • Author: Aristotle’s Poetics: The Argument. The Origin and Early Form of Greek Tragedy. The Structure and Date of Book 10 of Plato’s Republic.

      The Madness of Antigone. Translator: Poetics (Aristotle). Contributor articles, reviews on classical subjects to periodicals.

    Membership

    Member National Council on Humanities, 1966-1972, vice chairman, 1968-1971. Served as captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1945. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

    Member American Philological Association (president 1964), Classical Association Middle W. and S. (president 1955-1956), Archaeol. Institute American, Heidelberg Academy Sciences (correspondent), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Post Wight, June 15, 1939, (deceased.; married second, Gladys Hart Burian, January 1, 1976. Children: Susan Else Wyman, Stephen (deceased 1974).
    • father: Frank Marston Else
    • mother: Minnie Marylouise (Beckman) Else
    • spouses: Martha Post Wight
    • Gladys Hart Burian
    • children: Susan Else Wyman Else
    • Stephen Else (deceased 1974)
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    Died September 6, 1982
    (aged 74)
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