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Harold Leroy Clapp

Harold Leroy Clapp, American educator. Member Council Basic Education (president 1959-1960), American Association University Professors.

Background

  • Clapp, Harold Leroy was born on June 14, 1909 in Jamestown, New York, United States. Son of Marvin L(aVerne) and Mary L(ucille) (White) Clapp.

  • Education

    • U. Delaware Foreign Study Group, Nancy and Paris, France, 1928-1929. Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, 1930. A.M., University of Wisconsin, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.

    Career

    • Instructor Romanic langs. Colgate University, 1930-1932. Assistant in French and Italian, University of Wisconsin, 1933-1935.

      Professor Romance language and head department Lake Erie College, Painesville, O., 1935-1939. Professor Romance language Grinnell College, since 1939. Executive secretary Council Basic Education, Washington, 1956-1957, director, 1957-1958, vice president, 1958-1959.

      Director U. Delaware Foreign Study Group, Geneva, Switzerland, 1947-1948. Director American Friends Service Committee student work project, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, summer 1941. Director area and language units, Army Specialized Training Programs Grinnell College, 1943-1944.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member Council Basic Education (president 1959-1960), American Association University Professors.

    Connections

    • Married Laura May Rice, June 26, 1931. Children: Charles Marvin, Robert Allen, James Edward.
    • father: Marvin L(aVerne) Clapp
    • mother: Mary L(ucille) (White) Clapp
    • spouse: Laura May Rice
    • children: Charles Marvin Clapp
    • Robert Allen Clapp
    • James Edward Clapp
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    Died September 3, 1961
    (aged 52)
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