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John Floyd Matthews

John Floyd Matthews, American writer, educator. Recipient Arts of the Theatre Foundation award, 1950.

Background

  • Matthews, John Floyd was born on April 8, 1919 in Cincinnati. Son of Floyd L. and Helen (Orth) Matthews.

  • Education

    • Student, Wooster College, 1937. Student, Northwestern University, 1937. Bachelor, University Cincinnati, 1940.

      Postgraduate, University Cincinnati, 1941. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1943. Postgraduate, New School for Social Research, 1945.

    Career

    • Lecturer New School for Social Research, 1948-1950. Lecturer, chairman faculty Dramatic Workshop and Technology Institute, New York City, 1950-1952. Lecturer in playwriting City College of New York, 1947-1963.

      Assistant professor dramatic literature and history Brandeis University, 1952-1959, associate professor, 1959-1967, Schulman professor, 1967-1971, chairman department theatre, 1955-1958, professor American studies, 1971—1984, chairman department American studies, 1973-1974, Richter professor American Civilization and Institutions, 1972-1984, professor emeritus, 1984—2004. Visiting critic Yale School Drama, 1965. Member Seminar in American Studies, Circle Cultural de Royaumont, France, 1965.

      Founding member Brandeis Creative Arts Awards Commission.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Westport (Connecticut) Democratic Town Committee, 1959-1964. Member Newton (Massachusetts) Republican City Committee, 1977-2004, Massachusetts Republican Platform Committee, 1978. Board directors Newton Taxpayers Association, 1979-1981, 86-91.

    Member British Drama League, The National Trust, English Speaking Union, Trustees of Reservations.

    Connections

    • Married Maurine Zollman, March 4, 1945 (deceased 1959). Children– Lauralee Alice, Caroline Elaine (deceased). Married Brenda Martin, August 27, 1966.
    • father: Floyd L. Matthews
    • mother: Helen (Orth) Matthews
    • spouses: Maurine Zollman
    • Brenda Martin
    • children: Lauralee Alice Matthews
    • Caroline Elaine Matthews (deceased)
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    Born April 8, 1919
    Died September 16, 2003
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Wooster College
    • 1937
      Northwestern University
    • 1940
      University Cincinnati
    • 1941
      University Cincinnati
    • 1943
      Columbia University
    • 1945
      New School for Social Research
    • 1947 - 1963
      lecturer, in playwriting City College of New York
    • 1948 - 1950
      Lecturer, New School for Social Research
    • 1950 - 1952
      lecturer, faculty Dramatic Workshop and Technology Institute
    • 1950 - 1952
      chairman, faculty Dramatic Workshop and Technology Institute
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