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Allan Griffith Chester

educator

Allan Griffith Chester, American educator. Member Modern Language Association (editorial consultant), Modern Humanities Research Association, Mediaeval Academy American, Renaissance Society American, National Council Teachers England, Philadelphia Council Teachers English (president), Shakespeare Society American, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu.; Club: Franklin Inn (Philadelphia).

Background

Chester, Allan Griffith was born on January 13, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Howard Griffith and Laura (White) Chester.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pennsylvania, 1922, A.M., 1924, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930.

Career

May 1943); married second, Florence Foerderer Koch, February 8, 1946. With department English, University of Pennsylvania, from 1923, successively instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, from 1953, Felix E. Schelling Professor of English literature, 1967-1970, emeritus, 1970-1976, chairman graduate department, 1946-1948, 54-56, 60-62, department chairman English, 1962-1966, director Navy V-12 English program, 1943-1945.

Works

  • Author: Thomas May, Man of Letters, 1595-1650, 1931. Hugh Latimer, Apostle to the English, 1954. (with Community College Butterworth) George Joye, Translator of the Scriptures, 1960.

    Editor: The Bible: Selections from the Old and New Testaments, 1953. Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II (The Pelican Shakespeare), 1956. The Sermons of Hugh Latimer, 1965.

    Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (editorial consultant), Modern Humanities Research Association, Mediaeval Academy American, Renaissance Society American, National Council Teachers England, Philadelphia Council Teachers English (president), Shakespeare Society American, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu. Club: Franklin Inn (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Ama June Warder, June 15, 1933 (deceased.; married second, Florence Foerderer Koch, February 8, 1946.

father:
Howard Griffith Chester

mother:
Laura (White) Chester

spouses:
Ama June Warder

Florence Foerderer Koch