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educator , writer

Eric Larrabee, American writer, educator. Decorated Bronze Star medal; recipient Gold medal of honor National Arts Club, 1971; Guggenheim fellow, 1982-1983. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, World World War World War II; Member American Council Learned Societies (member-at-large 1955-1959), New York State History Association (trustee since 1976), Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Background

Larrabee, Eric was born on March 6, 1922 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harold Atkins and Doris (Kennard) Larrabee.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard University, 1943;Doctor of Laws, Keuka College, 1961.

Career

Association editor, Harper's magazine, 1946-1958;executive editor, American Heritage, 1958-1961;managing editor, American Heritage, 1961-1962;managing editor, Horizon, 1962-1963;editorial consultant, Doubleday & Company. New York City, 1963-1969;provost Arts and Letters, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1967-1970;professor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1967-1972;executive director, New York State Council on Arts, New York City, 1970-1975;president, National Research Center Arts, New York City, 1976-1978; Adjunct Professor School Art,, Columbia University, from 1980;Noble Foundation professor art and cultural history, Sarah Lawrence College, 1986;dean School Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1987-1990;Faculty professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1990.

Works

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member American Council Learned Societies (member-at-large 1955-1959), New York State History Association (trustee since 1976), Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Connections

Married Eleanor Barrows Doermann, April 4, 1944.

father:
Harold Atkins Larrabee

mother:
Doris (Kennard) Larrabee

spouse:
Eleanor Barrows Doermann