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Henry Roth, Spanish, American writer. Recipient Townsend Harris medal City College of New York, 1965; National Institute Arts & Letters grantee, 1965, David Herbert Lawrence fellow, 1968.

Background

Roth, Henry was born on February 8, 1906 in Tysmenica, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. Son of Herman and Leah (Farb) Roth.

Education

Bachelor, City College of New York, 1928; Doctor of Letters (honorary), University New Mexico, 1994; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, 1994.

Career

With, Works Progress Administration, 1939; substitute high school teacher, Bronx, New York, 1939-1941; precision metal grinder, New York City, 1941-1945; precision metal grinder, Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, 1945-1946; teacher, Maine., 1947-1948; attendant, Augusta (Maine) Eastern State Hospital, 1949-1953; water fowl farmer, 1953-1963; tutor math and latin, 1956-1965.

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Connections

Married Muriel Parker, October 7, 1939. Children: Jeremy, Hugh.

father:
Herman Roth

mother:
Leah (Farb) Roth

spouse:
Muriel Parker

children:
Jeremy Roth

Hugh Roth