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educator , Librarian

Frank Bowman Sessa, American educator, librarian.

Background

Sessa, Frank Bowman was born on June 11, 1911 in Pittsburgh. Son of Thomas G. and Margaret Isabelle (Bowman) Sessa.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Pittsburgh, 1933. Master of Arts, University Pittsburgh, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1950.

Bachelor of Library Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942.

Career

Research fellow, Western Pennsylvania History Survey, 1935-1936; librarian, History Society Western Pennsylvania, 1936-1940; circulation librarian, U. Pittsburgh, 1941-1942; professor, U. Pittsburgh (School Library and Information Science), 1966-1980; professor emeritus, U. Pittsburgh (School Library and Information Science), 1980-1987; acting dean, U. Pittsburgh (School Library and Information Science), 1971-1974; department chairman library science, U. Pittsburgh (School Library and Information Science), 1973-1976; instructor history, U. Miami, 1947-1950; assistant professor, U. Miami, 1951; director libraries, City Miami, 1951-1966.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Served as lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Captain Reserve retired. Member American Association of University Professors, American Library Association (treasurer 1972-1976), Florida Library Association (president 1959-1960), Oral History Association, Florida History Society (president 1962-1964), History Society Western Pennsylvania, Beta Phi Mu (executive secretary 1976-1980) Clubs: Rotarian.

Connections

Married Anne Marshall Johnston, December 19, 1942. Children– Anne Marshall, Jane Thomas, Gale Francesca.

father:
Thomas G. Sessa

mother:
Margaret Isabelle (Bowman) Sessa

spouse:
Anne Marshall Johnston

child:
Anne Marshall Sessa

child:
Gale Francesca Sessa

child:
Jane Thomas Sessa