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Publishing company executive , English educator

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 U., St. Paul, 1942. Master of Arts, University of Minnesota,1947, Doctor of Philosophy, 1955. Payroll timekeeper The Austin Company, Oak Harbor, Washington, 1942.

Instructor English, communication University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1946-1950. Instructor English, humanities, logic, social science U. Florida, Gainesville, 1950-1956, assistant professor, 1956-1960. Associate Professor of English, American studies U. SouthFla., Tampa, 1960-1974, professor, 1974-1989, retired, 1989.

Founder, president, editor in chief American Studies Press, Inc., Tampa, 1977^. Visiting professor American civilization Bemidji State College (Minnesota), 1956-1957. College representative College Entrance Examination Board, Southeastern United States, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1965-1966.

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Membership

Member president's council U. South Florida. Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States. 1943-1946, lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, 1946-1981.

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

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.

father:
Alfred Ray Harkness

mother:
Gertrude Marie (Swanson) Harkness

spouses:
Genevieve Mary Ann Olson

Mary Lou Barker

children:
Judith Louise Harkness Canning Harkness

Kristine Southwick Harkness Bosserman Harkness