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Hanna Holborn Gray

educator , historian

Hanna Holborn Gray, German, American historian, educator.

Background

Gray, Hanna Holborn was born on October 25, 1930 in Heidelberg, Germany. Arrived in United States, 1934, naturalized, 1940. Daughter of Hajo and Annemarie (Bettmann) Holborn.

Education

AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1957. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1971.

Doctor of Laws, Yale University, 1978. Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. Lawrence University, 1974. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Oxford University, England, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dickinson College, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Marquette University, 1984.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Washington University, 1974. HHD (honorary), St. Mary's College, 1974. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Grinnell College, Iowa, 1974.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lawrence University, 1974. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Denison University, 1974. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wheaton College, 1976.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Marlboro College, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rikkyo University, Japan, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Roosevelt University, 1980.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Knox College, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Coe College, 1981. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Thomas Jefferson University, 1981.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Duke University, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New School for Social Research, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Clark University, 1982.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Brandeis University, 1983. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Colgate University, 1983. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wayne State University, 1984.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Southern Methodist University, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), City University of New York, 1985.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Denver, 1985. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), American College Greece, 1986. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Muskingum College, 1987.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, 1987. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New York University, 1988. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rosemont College, 1988.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Claremont University Center Grad School, 1989. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Moravian College, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), College William and Mary, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Centre College, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Macalester College, 1993.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), McGill University, 1993. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Indiana University, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Medical University of South Carolina, 1994.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Union College, 1975. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Regis College, 1976. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dartmouth College, 1978.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Trinity College, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Bridgeport, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dickinson College, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brown University, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wittenburg University, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dickinson College, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Rochester, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Southern California, 1980.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Michigan, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Princeton University, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Georgetown University, 1983.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Marquette University, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), West Virginia Wesleyan University, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hamilton College, 1985.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Smith College, 1986. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Miami, 1986. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 1987.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), New York University, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rosemont College, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Toronto, Canada, 1991.

LDH (honorary), University Delaware, 1994. LDH (honorary), Haverford College, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Haverford College, 1995.

LDH (honorary), Tulane University, 1995. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), McGill University, 1993.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Macalester College, 1993. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Indiana University, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Medical University South Carolina, 1994.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Haverford College, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Tulane University, 1995. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University, 1995.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Chicago, 1996. DL (honorary), Pontifical Institute Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, 2005. Dr.Sc, Rockefeller University, 2010.

Career

Instructor Bryn Mawr College, 1953—1954. Teaching fellow Harvard University, 1955—1957, instructor, 1957—1959, assistant professor, 1959—1960, visiting lecturer, 1963—1964. Assistant professor University Chicago, 1961—1964, associate professor, 1964—1972.

Dean, professor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1972—1974. Provost, professor history Yale University, 1974—1978, acting president, 1977—1978. President University Chicago, 1978—1993, professor department history, 1978, Harry Pratt Judson distinguished service professor history, 1994, professor emeritus, since 2000.

Fellow Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1966—1967, visiting scholar, 1970—1971. Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, California, 1970—1971.

Works

  • Co-editor (with Charles Gray): Journal Modern History, 1965-1970. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active National Council on Humanities, 1972—1978. Trustee Yale Corporation, 1971—1974, Bryn Mawr College, 1977—1996. Past board regents Smithsonian Institution.

Past chairman board Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Member Harvard Corporation, 1997—2005. Board Marlboro School Music.

Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: Council Foreign Relations New York, National Academy Education, American Philosophical Society (Jefferson medal 1993), Renaissance Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa (visiting scholar 1971-1972).

Connections

Married Charles Montgomery Gray, June 19, 1954.

father:
Hajo Holborn

mother:
Annemarie (Bettmann) Holborn

spouse:
Charles Montgomery Gray