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Gray Burr

Gray Burr, American poet, educator. Grantee Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1976, State of New York, 1978, 79. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1945, PTO.

Background

  • Burr, Gray was born on March 20, 1919 in Omaha. Son of Alfred Earnest and Geraldine Gray Burr.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1943. AM, Harvard University, 1948.

    Career

    • Instructor Philips Exeter (New Hampshire) Academy, 1948-1949, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1949-1953. Assistant professor Wheaton College, Norton, 1953-1960. Associate professor State University of New York, New Paltz, 1960-1981, associate professor emeritus, from 1981.

    Works

    • Author: A Choice of Attitudes, 1969, the Moon by Day, 1984, Leaving the House, 1993, Afterlives, 1996, Shore Leave, 2001.

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1945, PTO.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Taber, June 15, 1943 (divorced January 1960). Children: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Katherine. Married Ellen Jean Krohn, August 5, 1960.

      1 child, Martha.
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    Born March 20, 1919
    Died November 19, 2001
    (aged 82)
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1948 - 1949
      Instructor, Philips Exeter (New Hampshire) Academy
    • 1949 - 1953
      Instructor, Philips Exeter (New Hampshire) Academy
      Medford, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1953 - 1960
      assistant, professor Wheaton College
      Norton, Virginia, United States
    • 1960 - 1981
      associate, professor State University of New York
      New Paltz, New York, United States

    Award