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Harold Leroy Clapp

educator

Harold Leroy Clapp, American educator. Member Council Basic Education (president 1959-1960), American Association University Professors.

Background

Clapp, Harold Leroy was born on June 14, 1909 in Jamestown, New York, United States. Son of Marvin L(aVerne) and Mary L(ucille) (White) Clapp.

Education

U. Delaware Foreign Study Group, Nancy and Paris, France, 1928-1929. Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, 1930. A.M., University of Wisconsin, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.

Career

Instructor Romanic langs. Colgate University, 1930-1932. Assistant in French and Italian, University of Wisconsin, 1933-1935.

Professor Romance language and head department Lake Erie College, Painesville, O., 1935-1939. Professor Romance language Grinnell College, since 1939. Executive secretary Council Basic Education, Washington, 1956-1957, director, 1957-1958, vice president, 1958-1959.

Director U. Delaware Foreign Study Group, Geneva, Switzerland, 1947-1948. Director American Friends Service Committee student work project, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, summer 1941. Director area and language units, Army Specialized Training Programs Grinnell College, 1943-1944.

Membership

Member Council Basic Education (president 1959-1960), American Association University Professors.

Connections

Married Laura May Rice, June 26, 1931. Children: Charles Marvin, Robert Allen, James Edward.

father:
Marvin L(aVerne) Clapp

mother:
Mary L(ucille) (White) Clapp

spouse:
Laura May Rice

children:
Charles Marvin Clapp

Robert Allen Clapp

James Edward Clapp