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William Nelson

William Nelson, American educator. Member Academy Literature Studies, English Association, Renaissance Society American (executive director 1960-1969, president 1976).

Background

  • Nelson, William was born on January 18, 1908 in New York City. Son of Bendet and Margaret (Ginsburg) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College City New York, 1927. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1939.

    Career

    • Teacher public schools, New York City, 1928-1940. Field representative, editor Amerika magazine, Office of War Information, Department State, 1940-1946. Assistant Professor of English, Columbia, 1949-1953, associate professor, 1953-1956, professor, from 1956, William Peterfield Trent professor, 1973-1976, professor emeritus, 1976-1978.

      Guggenheim fellow, 1956.

    Works

    • Author: John Skelton, Laureate, 1939. Out of the Crocodile’s Mouth, 1949. Barclay’s Life of St. George, 1955.

      A Fifteenth Century School Book, 1956. The Poetry of Edmund Spenser, 1963. Fact or Fiction, 1973.

    Membership

    Member Academy Literature Studies, English Association, Renaissance Society American (executive director 1960-1969, president 1976).

    Connections

    • Married Elsa Elizabeth Robinson, June 13, 1930. Children: Susan Elizabeth, William.
    • father: Bendet Nelson
    • mother: Margaret (Ginsburg) Nelson
    • spouse: Elsa Elizabeth Robinson
    • children: Susan Elizabeth Nelson
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    Born January 18, 1908
    Died October 26, 1978
    (aged 70)
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