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Heinz Bluhm

Heinz Bluhm, German foreign language educator. Decorated Grand Cross Order of Merit (Federal Republic Germany); Fellow Pierson College, Yale University; Guggenheim fellow, 1957, Newberry fellow, 1958-1960. 80. 87-93, senior fellow, 1967; Huntington Library. fellow, 1973; Folger Shakespeare Library. fellow, 1974, American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1975, 78; Herzog August Bibliothek fellow, 1979.

Background

  • Bluhm, Heinz was born on November 23, 1907 in Halle, Germany. Came to United States, 1925, naturalized, 1931. Son of Fritz and Luise (Henke) Bluhm.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin, 1928. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1929. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1932.

      Postgraduate, Yale, 1931. Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1950.

    Career

    • Instructor German University Wisconsin, 1931-1937. Instructor German Yale University, 1937-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1944, associate professor, 1944-1950, professor, 1950-1967, Leavenworth professor German language and literature, 1957-1967, chairman department Germanic language, 1954-1963. Professor Germanic studies Boston College, since 1967, director Germanic studies, 1967-1968, chairman department, 1968-1976.

      Visiting professor German University Minnesota, 1938, 61, Dartmouth, 1964, University California-Berkeley, 1968. Adjunct professor Boston Theological Institute, since 1976.

    Works

    • Author: Martin Luther, Creative Translator, 1965, Luther Translator of Paul, 1984. Contributor to: Luther for an Ecumenical Age, 1967. Editor: Letters and Diaries of the Goethe Family, 7 vols, 1961-1979, Newberry Library, Essays in Language and Literature, 1965, Luther's Essays on Christian Culture and Education, 1968, Das Erlebnis und die Interpretation, 1973.

      Luther translator of Paul: Studies in Romans and Galatians, 1984, Studies in Luther, 1987. Contributor articles on Luther and German literature to professional periodicals.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America Clubs: Elizabethan (Yale University).

    Connections

    • Married Helen McClure Berry, August 15, 1938. Children– Peter, Louise, Margaret, Christopher.
    • father: Fritz Bluhm
    • mother: Luise (Henke) Bluhm
    • spouse: Helen McClure Berry
    • children: Peter Bluhm
    • Louise Bluhm
    • Margaret Bluhm
    • Christopher Bluhm
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    Born November 23, 1907
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    • 1928
      Northwestern College
    • 1929
      University Wisconsin
    • 1932
      University Wisconsin
    • 1931
      Yale
    • 1950
      Yale
    • 1931 - 1937
      Instructor, German University Wisconsin
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