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Harold Coffin Syrett

Harold Coffin Syrett, American college administrator, editor. Member Massachusetts History Society, American, New York (trustee) history associations, Organisation American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Syrett, Harold Coffin was born on October 22, 1913 in New York City. Son of Frank H. and Dorothy (Provost) Syrett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1935. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1944.

    Career

    • Teacher Harvey School, Hawthorne, New York, 1936-1939. Instructor history U. Maine, 1941. Instructor history Columbia, New York City, 1941-1946, assistant professor, 1946-1950, associate professor, 1950-1954, professor, 1954-1961.

      Executive editor Alexander Hamilton Papers, from 1955. Director graduate studies Queens College, Flushing, New York, 1961-1962, dean faculty, 1962-1965, acting president, 1964. Executive dean graduate centers State University New York, 1965-1966, vice chancellor university, 1967-1968.

      President Brooklyn College, 1968-1969. Professor of history City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1969-1979. Visiting professor of history Manhattan School Music, 1946-1948, Yeshiva U., 1954-1955.

    Works

    • Author: The City of Brooklyn, 1865-1898, 1944. (with others) A History of the American People, 1952. Andrew Jackson, 1953.

      Papers of Alexander Hamilton, 26 vols., 1961-1979. Editor: The Gentleman and the Tiger (autobiography of George B. McClellan, Junior), 1956. (with others) A Short History of New York State, 1957.

      American Historical Documents, 1960. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts History Society, American, New York (trustee) history associations, Organisation American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia D. McCarthy, June 19, 1937. Children: David, John, Matthew.
    • father: Frank H. Syrett
    • mother: Dorothy (Provost) Syrett
    • spouse: Patricia D. McCarthy
    • children: David Syrett
    • John Syrett
    • Matthew Syrett
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    Born October 22, 1913
    Died July 29, 1984
    (aged 70)
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