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Lewis Leary

Lewis Leary, American writer, lecturer. Recipient Jay B. Hubbell medallion for distinction in American literature, 1976. Member Modern Language Association, Bibliographical Society of America, American Antiquarian Society Clubs: Grolier (New York City), Century (New York City).

Background

  • Leary, Lewis was born on April 18, 1906 in Blauvelt, New York, United States. Son of Lewis Gaston and Beatrice Emily (Knight) Leary.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Vermont, 1928. Doctor of Laws, University Vermont, 1963. A.M., Columbia, 1932.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1941.

    Career

    • Instructor English American University, Beirut, 1928-1931. Faculty University Miami, 1935-1940, associate professor English, 1938-1940. Faculty Duke, 1941-1952, professor American literature, 1950-1952.

      Professor English Columbia, 1952-1968, chairman department, 1962-1968. William Rand Kenan, Junior professor English University North Carolina, 1968-1976. Associate National Humanities Center, 1978-1979.

      Special assistant Office of Strategic Services, Washington, Cairo, 1942-1945. Fulbright lecturer University Amsterdam, 1957-1958. Visiting professor University Pennsylvania, 1958-1959, Swarthmore College, 1959-1960, Duke University, 1978.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, Bibliographical Society of America, American Antiquarian Society Clubs: Grolier (New York City), Century (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Warren Hudson, March 7, 1932. Children– Carolyn (Mistress William Bartholet), Martha Hudson (Mistress Theodore Allen).
    Lewis Leary
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    Born April 18, 1906
    Died May 1, 1990
    (aged 84)
    • 1928
      University Vermont
    • 1963
      University Vermont
    • 1932
      Columbia
    • 1941
      Columbia
    • 1928 - 1931
      Instructor, English American University
      Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
    • 1978 - 1979
      associate National Humanities Center
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