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Philip Pratt Young

Philip Pratt Young, American literature educator, author. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1946.

Background

  • Young, Philip Pratt was born on May 26, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Roswell Philip and Katharine (Pratt) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Amherst College, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1948. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Westminster College, 1970.

    Career

    • Instructor, adjunct professor New York University, 1948-1953. Associate professor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1953-1958. Professor Pennsylvania State University, Univeristy Park, 1959-1980, Evan Pugh Professor, 1980-1988, professor emeritus, 1988-1991.

      Fulbright lecturer, 1963-1964. Lecturer United States Information Agency, 1957.

    Works

    • Revolutionary ladies
    • Being the surprising true histories of some forgotten American women -- all beautiful, rich, and Loyalist -- whose lives were shaped by scandal and turned upside down by the War for Independence.
    • The Private Melville
    • The Private Melville demonstrates how great a role his profound sense of privacy played in Melville's life and work.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1946.

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, golf, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Anderson (deceased 1967). 1 child Jeffrey Anderson (deceased 1988). Married Katherine Hambrecht.

      1 child Rosalie.
    • father: Roswell Philip Young
    • mother: Katharine (Pratt) Young
    • spouses: Caroline Anderson
    • Katherine Hambrecht
    • child: Rosalie Young
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    Born March 26, 1918
    Died October 4, 1991
    (aged 73)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1940
      Amherst College
    • 1948
      University Iowa
    • 1970
      Westminster College
    • 1948 - 1953
      Instructor, New York University
    • 1948 - 1953
      adjunct professor, New York University
    • 1953 - 1958
      associate, professor Kansas State University
      Manhattan, Kansas, United States
    • 1959 - 1980
      professor, Pennsylvania State University
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