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Donald Ray Harkness

Donald Ray Harkness, American English educator, publishing company executive. Member of American Library Association, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, Southeastern Library. Association, Florida Library Association, Flla. History Association, United Nations Association.

Background

  • Harkness, Donald Ray was born on September 26, 1921 in St. Paul. Son of Alfred Ray and Gertrude Marie (Swanson) Harkness.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hamline University, St. Paul, 1942. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, 1955.

    Career

    • Instructor English, communications University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1946—1950. Instructor English, humanities, logic, social science University Florida, Gainesville, 1950—1956. Assistant professor, 1956—1960.

      Associate professor English, American studies University South Florida, Tampa, 1960—1974. Professor, 1974—1989. Retired, 1989; 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943—1946.

      Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, 1946—1981. Visiting professor American civilization Bemidji State College, Minnesota, 1956—1957. College representative College Entrance Examination Board, Southeastern United States, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1965—1966.

    Works

    • Author: Crosscurrents: American Anti-Democracy from Jackson to the Civil War, 1928-1960. Editor: Edited Sports in American Culture, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: United Church of Christ

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, Southeastern Library. Association, Florida Library Association, Flla. History Association, United Nations Association.

    Connections

    • Married Genevieve Mary Ann Olson, October 6, 1946 (divorced August 1967). Children: Judith Louise Harkness Canning, Kristine Southwick Harkness Bosserman. Married Mary Lou Barker, September 2, 1967.
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    Born September 26, 1921
    • 1942
      Hamline University
    • 1947
      University Minnesota
    • 1943 - 1946
      1st lieutenant Army of the United States
    • 1946 - 1950
      Instructor, English
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1946 - 1981
      lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve
    • 1950 - 1956
      instructor, English
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1956 - 1960
      assistant, professor
    • 1960 - 1974
      associate, professor English
      Tampa, Florida, United States
    • 1974 - 1989
      professor
    • 1989
      retired
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