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English language and classics educator

George Hardin Brown, American English language and classics educator. Member Society of Jesus (Jesuits), 1949-1971; ordained priest in Roman Catholic Church, 1962, laicized, 1971. Dexter Travel fellow Harvard University, 1968, American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1975, National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, 1978; Mellon Research grantee Mellon Foundation, Stanford University, 1974.


Brown, George Hardin was born on February 14, 1931 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of LeRoy Joseph and Mary Catherine (George) Brown.


Bachelor in Humanities and Letters with honors, St. Saint Louis University, 1955; Ph.L. in Philosophy, St. Saint Louis University, 1956; Master of Arts in English, St. Saint Louis University, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy in English, Harvard University, 1971.


Assistant Professor of English, St. Saint Louis University, 1969-1971; assistant Professor of English, Stanford (California) U., 1971-1977; associate Professor of English, Stanford (California) U., 1977-1987; Professor of English and French, Stanford University, Cliveden, England and Tours, France, 1982, 89; Professor of English and classics, Stanford (California) U., since 1987; professor religious studies, Santa Clara U., Durham, England, 1989, 93.


  • Member Society of Jesus (Jesuits), 1949-1971. Ordained priest in Roman Catholic Church, 1962, laicized, 1971.



Contributor to various organizations. Super donor Stanford University Blood Bank. Coordinator Gregorian Mass Liturgy, St. Ann's Chapel, Palo Alto, California, since 1971.

Member Modern Language Association (executive committee Old English 1971-1973), Medieval Association Pacific (president 1992-1994, executive council 1976-1979), Medieval Academy American (executive council since 1991, chairman committee regional associations and centers 1978-1981), Philological Association Pacific Coast (executive council 1983-1986), International Society Anglo-Saxonists (1st vice president 1991, president since 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, camping, skiing, travelling, book collecting.


Married Phyllis Rugg, November 24, 1979. Children: Austin, Malcolm.

LeRoy Joseph Brown

Mary Catherine (George) Brown

Phyllis Rugg

Malcolm Brown

Austin Brown