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Harold Coffin Syrett

college administrator , editor.

Harold Coffin Syrett, American college administrator, editor. Member Massachusetts History Society, American, New York (trustee) history associations, Organisation American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Syrett, Harold Coffin was born on October 22, 1913 in New York City. Son of Frank H. and Dorothy (Provost) Syrett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1935. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1944.

Career

Teacher Harvey School, Hawthorne, New York, 1936-1939. Instructor history U. Maine, 1941. Instructor history Columbia, New York City, 1941-1946, assistant professor, 1946-1950, associate professor, 1950-1954, professor, 1954-1961.

Executive editor Alexander Hamilton Papers, from 1955. Director graduate studies Queens College, Flushing, New York, 1961-1962, dean faculty, 1962-1965, acting president, 1964. Executive dean graduate centers State University New York, 1965-1966, vice chancellor university, 1967-1968.

President Brooklyn College, 1968-1969. Professor of history City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1969-1979. Visiting professor of history Manhattan School Music, 1946-1948, Yeshiva U., 1954-1955.

Works

  • Author: The City of Brooklyn, 1865-1898, 1944. (with others) A History of the American People, 1952. Andrew Jackson, 1953.

    Papers of Alexander Hamilton, 26 vols., 1961-1979. Editor: The Gentleman and the Tiger (autobiography of George B. McClellan, Junior), 1956. (with others) A Short History of New York State, 1957.

    American Historical Documents, 1960. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Massachusetts History Society, American, New York (trustee) history associations, Organisation American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Patricia D. McCarthy, June 19, 1937. Children: David, John, Matthew.

father:
Frank H. Syrett

mother:
Dorothy (Provost) Syrett

spouse:
Patricia D. McCarthy

children:
David Syrett

John Syrett

Matthew Syrett