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John Minor Echols

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.

Background

  • Echols, John Minor was born on March 25, 1913 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of John Minor and Florence Crawford (McGuffin) Echols.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1937, Master of Arts, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940. Summer student of University Michigan, 1938-1940.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Author: (with Hassan Shadily) An Indonesian-English Dictionary, 1963, An English-Indonesian Dictionary, 1975.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Worthington Doner, June 7, 1941. Children: Jane McGuffin, John Minor III, Florence Doner.
    • father: John Minor Echols
    • mother: Florence Crawford (McGuffin) Echols
    • spouse: Nancy Worthington Doner
    • children: Jane McGuffin Echols
    • John Minor III Echols
    • Florence Doner Echols
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    Born March 25, 1913
    Died June 23, 1982
    (aged 69)
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