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Benjamin Lawrence Reid

Benjamin Lawrence Reid, American author, humanities educator. Fulbright Research grantee, 1963-1964; American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1966-1967; National Endowment of the Humanities senior fellow, 1971-1972. Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association.


  • Reid, Benjamin Lawrence was born on May 3, 1918 in Louisville. Son of Isaac Errett and Margaret (Lawrence) Reid.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Louisville, 1943. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, University Louisville, 1970. A.M., Columbia University, 1950.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1957.


    • Faculty Iowa State College, Ames, 1946-1948, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1948-1951, Sweet Briar (Virginia) College, 1951-1957. Professor English Mount Holyoke College, 1957-1990, Andrew Mellon professor humanities, 1972-1990.


    • The Lives of Roger Casement
    • Knighted in 1911 for distinguished service as a British foreign officer, hanged five years later for high treason to the Crown, Roger Casement is one of the most enigmatic figures in the long history of troubles between England and Ireland.


    Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association.


    • Married Jane Coleman Davidson, July 15, 1942 (deceased March 1993). Children: Jane Lawrence (Mistress Michael A. McAnulty), Colin Way (deceased).
    • father: Isaac Errett Reid
    • mother: Margaret (Lawrence) Reid
    • spouse: Jane Coleman Davidson
    • children: Jane Lawrence Reid (Mistress Michael A. McAnulty)
    • Colin Way Reid (deceased)
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    Born March 3, 1918
    Died November 30, 1990
    (aged 72)
    • 1943
      University Louisville
    • 1970
      University Louisville
    • 1950
      Columbia University
    • 1957
      University Virginia
    • 1946 - 1948
      Faculty Iowa State College
      Ames, Iowa, United States
    • 1948 - 1951
      Faculty Iowa State College
      Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1951 - 1957
      Faculty Iowa State College
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