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Frederick Loring Dixon Yard

foreign language educator

Frederick Loring Dixon Yard, American foreign language educator.


Yard, Frederick Loring Dixon was born on March 3, 1920 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Howard Nahor and Edith Libby (Dixon) Yard.


Student Dartmouth College, 1938-1939. Bachelor of Arts, Rollins College, 1947. Licenciado, University Chile, 1948-1949.

Master of Arts, Boston University, 1956. Postgraduate Harvard University Extension, 1953, Middlebury Language School, 1955, Fresno State College, 1959, Stanford University, 1959.


; children– Frederick Loring Dixon, Christopher, Deborah. Married Ruth Martel, November 27, 1974. Teacher English, Binational Center, Santiago, Chile, 1948-1949.

Farmer Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, 1949-1956. Teacher language Wareham (Massachusetts) High School, 1953-1955. Schoolship officer Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, 1955-1956, 60-67.

Lecturer Instituto Technoló gico de Monterrey (Mexico), and founder, director Instituto Mexicano-Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales, United States Information Agency, Monterrey, 1956-1958. Deputy sheriff Santa Clara County, California, 1958-1959. Headmaster Black Foxe Military Institute, Los Angeles, 1959-1960.

Professor modern language Bristol Community College, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1967-1986, chairman Department Fine Arts and Modern Language, 1979-1986. Genealogist Yard and Munroe Family Branches. License merchant marine.


  • Editor, Bolivan section Hispanic American Report, 1958-1959.


Member National Education Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Massachusetts Community College Teachers Association, Northeast History Genealogical Society, Clan Munro Association, Retired State Employee Association, Combat Merchant Marines World War II Association, Clan Keith Association, John Libby Family Association, National Society, Sons of Republic Texas. Clubs: Rotary, Mattapoisett Yacht (vice commodore 1966-1968).


Married Louise Schnitzer, September 28, 1945 (divorced 1974).; married Ruth Martel, November 27, 1974. Children– Frederick Loring Dixon, Christopher, Deborah.

Howard Nahor Yard

Edith Libby (Dixon) Yard

Louise Schnitzer

Ruth Martel

Frederick Loring Dixon Yard

Christopher Yard

Deborah Yard