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Edward Semple Le Comte

Edward Semple Le Comte, American author, educator. Member Milton Society (honorary scholar), P.E.N., Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Comte, Edward Semple Le was born on May 28, 1916 in New York City. Son of John Radway and Mary (Semple) Le Comte.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia, 1939; A.M., Columbia, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1943.

    Career

    • Instructor English Columbia, 1943-1945. Assistant professor English University California-Berkeley, 1945-1948, Columbia University, 1948-1956, associate professor, 1956-1964. Professor English State University of New York-Albany, 1964-1981, professor emeritus, from 1981.

    Works

    • I, Eve: A Novel
    • This elegant and enchanting story is a modern (and only slightly religious) version of the story of Adam and Eve and their offspring.

    Membership

    Member Milton Society (honorary scholar), P.E.N., Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Munzer, January 19, 1945. 1 son, Douglas Munzer.
    • father: John Radway Comte
    • mother: Mary (Semple) Le Comte
    • spouse: Marie Munzer
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    Born March 28, 1916
    Died October 23, 2004
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Columbia
    • 1940
      Columbia
    • 1943
      Columbia
    • 1943 - 1945
      Instructor, English Columbia
    • 1945 - 1948
      assistant, professor English University California-Berkeley
    • 1948 - 1956
      assistant, professor English University California-Berkeley
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