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Luther Stearns Mansfield

Luther Stearns Mansfield, American educator. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Texas Christian U., 1973. Member Emerson Society, Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, American Studies Association, Scholarship Society of South, Melville Society, Sigma Tau Delta.; Club: Williams (New York City).

Background

  • Mansfield, Luther Stearns was born on April 25, 1906 in Arlington, Nebraska, United States. Son of Albert Bruce and Lula Elizabeth (Stearns) Mansfield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Texas Christian U., 1927, A.M., 1928. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1936.

    Career

    • Teaching fellow English, Texas Christian U., 1927-1928. Instructor English, Illinois Military School, Abington, Illinois, 1928-1929. Assistant Professor of English, Jamestown College, 1929-1936.

      Instructor English, Williams College, 1936-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1947, associate professor of history and literature, 1947-1952, professor of history and literature, 1952-1962, professor American history and literature, 1962-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1978. Visiting assistant Professor of English, Swarthmore College, 1944-1945. Visiting associate Professor of English, Duke U., summer 1947.

      Visiting associate professor American literature Johns Hopkins, summer 1950, visiting professor U. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1956. Guest Professor of English, Texas Christian U., summer 1962. Visiting lecturer English, University of Minnesota, 1964-1965.

      Visiting lecturer English. U. North Dakota, summer 1966.

    Works

    • Contributor to Literary History of the United States, 1948. Editor: Centennial edit. Moby-Dick, 1952. Contributor educational journals.

    Membership

    Member Emerson Society, Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, American Studies Association, Scholarship Society of South, Melville Society, Sigma Tau Delta. Club: Williams (New York City).

    Connections

    • father: Albert Bruce Mansfield
    • mother: Lula Elizabeth (Stearns) Mansfield
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    Died April 6, 1978
    (aged 71)
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