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Richard King Beardsley

Richard King Beardsley, American educator. Member American advising committee Japan Foundation, 1975-1977.; Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation fellow, 1953-1954, 64-65, 70-71; Member American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Asian Studies, Ethnological Society Japan.

Background

  • Beardsley, Richard King was born on December 16, 1918 in Cripple Creek, Colorado, United States. Son of Earl Pearson and Alice (Smith) Beardsley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, University of California at Berkeley, 1939, Doctor of Philosophy., 1947.

    Career

    • Instructor anthropology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1947-1948, assistant professor, 1948-1953, associate professor, 1953-1959, professor, 1959-1978, director Center for Japanese Studies, 1961-1964, 72-74, 77-78, acting department chairman anthropology, 1971-1972.

    Works

    • Author: Village Japan, 1959. Twelve Doors to Japan, 1965. Editor: Japanese Culture: Its Origin and Characteristics, 1962.

    Membership

    Member American advising committee Japan Foundation, 1975-1977. Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation fellow, 1953-1954, 64-65, 70-71.

    Member American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Asian Studies, Ethnological Society Japan.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Elizabeth Cornog, April. Children: Elizabeth, Kelcey, Margaret.
    • father: Earl Pearson Beardsley
    • mother: Alice (Smith) Beardsley
    • spouse: Grace Elizabeth Cornog
    • children: Elizabeth Beardsley
    • Kelcey Beardsley
    • Margaret Beardsley
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    Died June 9, 1978
    (aged 59)
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