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Merrill Gray Berthrong

Merrill Gray Berthrong was American library director. Fulbright grantee, Paris, 1955-1956. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1941-1945; European Theatre of Operations; Member Forsyth County Library Association (board directors 1984-1986), American Library Association, American History Association, American Association of University Professors, Southeastern Library Association.

Background

  • Berthrong, Merrill Gray was born on July 18, 1919 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Louis Paul and Helen (Gray) Berthrong.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tufts University, 1941. Master of Arts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1958.

    Career

    • Teacher history University Connecticut, New London, 1947-1950, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1950-1953, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1950-1955. Library administrator University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1956-1964. Director libraries Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1964-1989.

      Retired, 1989.

    Membership

    Served to captain United States Air Force, 1941-1945. European Theatre of Operations. Member Forsyth County Library Association (board directors 1984-1986), American Library Association, American History Association, American Association of University Professors, Southeastern Library Association.

    Connections

    • Married Geraldine Brock. Children– Peter Gray, Paul Merritt, Stephen Clark.
    • father: Louis Paul Berthrong
    • mother: Helen (Gray) Berthrong
    • spouse: Geraldine Brock
    • children: Peter Gray Berthrong
    • Paul Merritt Berthrong
    • Stephen Clark Berthrong
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    Died January 14, 2003
    (aged 83)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Tufts University
    • 1947
      Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
    • 1958
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1947 - 1950
      Teacher, history University Connecticut
      New London, Connecticut, United States
    • 1950 - 1955
      Teacher, history University Connecticut
      Camden, United Kingdom
    • 1950 - 1953
      Teacher, history University Connecticut
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1956 - 1964
      library administrator, University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1964 - 1989
      director, libraries Wake Forest University
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1989
      retired
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