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Brooks Otis

Brooks Otis, American educator. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Council Religion Higher Education; member An. Philological Association, Episcopal Guild Scholars.

Background

  • Otis, Brooks was born on June 10, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward O. and Marion (Faxon) Otis.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1925. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1929, Master of Arts, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935. D.H.D., Heidelberg College, 1973, Hobart College, 1977.

    Career

    • Instructor classical langs. Earlham College, 1930-1932. Assistant professor classics, lecturer sociology Hobart College, 1935-1939, Hobart professor classics 1939-1957.

      Professor classics, executive head department Stanford, 1958-1963, Olive Palmer professor humanities, 1964-1970. Paddison professor Latin, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970-1977. Visiting professor University of Chicago, 1937, Ohio State University, 1949, American U., Beirut, 1957-1958, Harvard, 1964, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968.

      Guggenheim fellow, 1952-1953, 73-74, Fulbright fellow, 1953-1954, 64, Smith-Mundt fellow, 1957-1958.

    Works

    • Author: Virgil, a Study in Civilized Poetry, 1963. Ovid, as an Epic Poet, 2d edition., 1970. Also articles. Editor: New Frontier, 1933-1935.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Council Religion Higher Education. Member An. Philological Association, Episcopal Guild Scholars.

    Connections

    • Married Christine Battle Cheney, May 22, 1937. Children: Brooks Adams, Marion (Mistress.
    • father: Edward O. Otis
    • mother: Marion (Faxon) Otis
    • spouse: Christine Battle Cheney
    • children: Brooks Adams Otis
    • Marion (Mrs Otis
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    Born June 10, 1908
    Died July 26, 1977
    (aged 69)
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