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James David Hart

James David Hart, American library director, educator. Decorated Commander Order British Empire.

Background

  • Hart, James David was born on April 18, 1911 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Julien and Helen Louise (Neustadter) Hart.

  • Education

    • AB, Stanford University, 1932. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1936.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Mills College, 1978.

    Career

    • Member faculty to professor emeritus of English University California-Berkeley, from 1936, chairman department, 1955-1957, 65-69, vice chancellor, 1957-1960. Acting director Bancroft Library, 1961-1962, director, 1969-1990. Visiting professor Harvard University, 1964.

      Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, 1980-1981. Chairman Marshall Scholarship Committee Western United States, 1959-1963, 79-86, advisory council British Ambassador, 1986-1989.

    Works

    Membership

    Trustee Mills College, 1970-1978, 79-86, president board, 1973-1976. Trustee Fine Arts Museum San Francisco, 1983-1990. Fellow American Antiquarian Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, California History Society.

    Member Modern Language Association, Philological Association Pacific Coast, Book Club of California (president 1956-1960) Clubs: Bohemian (San Francisco). Grolier (New York City). Century Association, Faculty (Berkeley).

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Arnstein, June 14, 1938 (deceased 1977). Children: Carol Helen (Mistress John L. Field), Peter David. Married Constance Crowley Bowles, February 9, 1985.
    • father: Julien Hart
    • mother: Helen Louise (Neustadter) Hart
    • spouses: Ruth Arnstein
    • Constance Crowley Bowles
    • children: Carol Helen Hart (Mistress John L. Field)
    • Peter David Hart
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    Died July 23, 1990
    (aged 79)
    Nationality
    • 1932
      Stanford University
    • 1933
      Harvard University
    • 1936
      Harvard University
    • 1978
      Mills College
    • 1955 - 1957
      Member, faculty to professor emeritus of English University California-Berkeley
    • 1957 - 1960
      Member, faculty to professor emeritus of English University California-Berkeley
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