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Robert Lafevre Shurter

Robert Lafevre Shurter, American educator. Member faculty Case Western Reserve U., from 1930, Professor of English and head department language and literature, 1946, director div. humanities and social studies, 1949-1959; Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Kappa Alpha Pi Delta Epsilon.

Background

  • Shurter, Robert Lafevre was born on October 22, 1907 in Ellenville, New York, United States. Son of Henry J. and Elizabeth (Ostrander) Shurter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1928. A.M., Columbia, 1929. Doctor of Philosophy., Western Reserve U., 1936.

    Career

    • Member faculty Case Western Reserve U., from 1930, Professor of English and head department language and literature, 1946, director div. humanities and social studies, 1949-1959. Visiting professor Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1938-1939. Consultant to many corporations, from 1949.

      Chairman advising committee Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

    Works

    • Author: Argument, 1939. Effective Letters in Business, 1948. Written Communication in Business, 1957, 2d edition., 1973.

      Concise Grammar Reference, 1959. The Utopian Novel in America, 1865-1900, 1973. Other textbooks. Editor: Looking Backward (Edward Bellamy) (Modern Library edit.), 1951.

    Membership

    Member faculty Case Western Reserve U., from 1930, Professor of English and head department language and literature, 1946, director div. humanities and social studies, 1949-1959. Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Kappa Alpha Pi Delta Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Mae F. Potter, June 19, 1928. Children: Peter G., Marilyn.
    • father: Henry J. Shurter
    • mother: Elizabeth (Ostrander) Shurter
    • spouse: Mae F. Potter
    • children: Peter G. Shurter
    • Marilyn Shurter
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    Born October 22, 1907
    Died November 18, 1974
    (aged 67)
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