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German language educator

Edward Dvoretzky, German language educator. Fulbright fellow, 1953, 58, Old Gold summer faculty research fellow University Iowa, 1969; recipient general education board scholarship Rockefeller Foundation, 1953.


Dvoretzky, Edward was born on December 29, 1930 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Max and Anna Lea (Greenfield) Dvoretzky.


Bachelor, Rice University, Houston, 1953. AM, Harvard University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1959.


Teaching fellow in German, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1954-1956; instructor German, Rice U., Houston, 1956-1959; assistant professor German, Rice U., Houston, 1959-1964; associate professor, Rice U., Houston, 1964-1967; professor German, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1967-1992; department chairman German, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1969-1979. Member Ford Committee and Danforth Fellowship Selection Committee, Rice U., 1965;member Fulbright Selection Committee, U. Iowa, 1971, 89. Project proposal consultant National Endowment for Humanities, 1987.

Resident tutor Modern Lang.Ctr., Harvard University, 1954-1955.



President Agudas Achim Congregation, Iowa City, 1971-1972. Member Modern Language Association (secretary, chairman South-Control German II section 1960-1962), Midwest Modern Language Association (secretary German II section 1970-1971, chairman 1970-1971, nominating committee 1971), Lessing Society, International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Die Neue Avantgarde des Surrealismus, Autorenkreis Plesse/API, Phi Beta Kappa (vice president, president Beta of Texas 1964-1965, 65-66, member senate 1966-1967), Delta Phi Alpha.


Married Charlotte Silversteen, August 1, 1953. 1 child, Toban.

Max Dvoretzky

Anna Lea (Greenfield) Dvoretzky

Charlotte Silversteen

Toban Dvoretzky