John Minor Echols, American linguist, educator. Recipient honor award Department State, 1951. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1947; Fellow American Anthropological Association; member Linguistic Society American (life), Association Asian Studies (vice president 1976-1977, president 1977-1978), American Oriental Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Instructor German and Swedish, University of Chicago, 1947. Associate professor linguistics, deputy director Foreign Service Institute, Department State, 1947-1952. Associate professor linguistics Cornell Univercity, 1952-1957, professor linguistics, 1957-1978, emeritus, 1978-1982, department chairman Far Eastern studies, 1956-1961.
Director, consultant Ford Foundation and Institute International Education English Language Teaching Project, Indonesia, 1952-1955.
Born March 25, 1913