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John Mason Kemper

John Mason Kemper, American headmaster. Decorated Legion of Merit (2). Member Headmasters Association, National Association of Indiana Schools (chairman 1955-1957).

Background

  • Kemper, John Mason was born on September 1, 1912 in Fort D.A. Russel, Wyoming, United States. Son of James Brown and Mercer (Mason) Kemper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1935. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1942. Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1948, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1958.

      Doctor of Letters, Tufts College, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Harvard University, 1962.

    Career

    • September 1961); children—Cecily Thomson, Lucy Ord, Rosamond Pratt. Married second, Abby Locke Castle, December 27, 1963. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1935 advancing through the grades to colonel, 1944.

      Chief historical branch War Department World World War II. Headmaster Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1948-1971.

    Membership

    Member Headmasters Association, National Association of Indiana Schools (chairman 1955-1957). Clubs: Century Association, University (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married to Sylvia Mayo Pratt, June 9, 1936 (deceased.; married second, Abby Locke Castle, December 27, 1963. Children: Cecily Thomson, Lucy Ord, Rosamond Pratt.
    • father: James Brown Kemper
    • mother: Mercer (Mason) Kemper
    • spouses: to Sylvia Mayo Pratt
    • Abby Locke Castle
    • children: Cecily Thomson Kemper
    • Lucy Ord Kemper
    • Rosamond Pratt Kemper
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    Born September 1, 1912
    Died December 4, 1971
    (aged 59)
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