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Frederick Whiley Hilles

educator

Frederick Whiley Hilles, American educator. Decorated Order British Empire; Legion of Merit (United States). Served from captain lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946.; Member Modern Language Association (New York City), Alpha Delta Phi.

Background

Hilles, Frederick Whiley was born on June 1, 1900 in Lancaster, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Dewey and Sarah Bell (Whiley) Hilles.

Education

Student in Cambridge, England, 1922-1923. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1922, Doctor of Philosophy., 1926. Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Lawrence University, 1959.

Career

English, Yale, 1926-1930, assistant professor, 1931-1940, associate professor, 1940-1948, professor, 1948-1965, Bodman professor, 1952-1965, director humanities, 1956-1959, Board of Governors Yale Press, 1958-1974.

Works

  • Author: Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1936. Editor: Portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1952. The Age of Johnson, 1949.

    New Light on Doctor Johnson, 1959. Member editorial board Yale edits. Samuel Johnson’s Works, Private Papers of James Boswell.

    Co-editor From Sensibility to Romanticism, 1965.

Membership

Served from captain lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Modern Language Association (New York City), Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: Century Association, Grolier (New York City).

Connections

Married Susan Toy Morse, June 14, 1930. Children: Susan E. (Mistress.

father:
Charles Dewey Hilles

mother:
Sarah Bell (Whiley) Hilles

spouse:
Susan Toy Morse

child:
Susan E. (Mrs Hilles