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James Lowry Clifford

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James Lowry Clifford, American educator. Fellow Royal Society Literature (London); member Johnson Society (president Lichfield, England 1958-1959.

Background

Clifford, James Lowry was born on February 24, 1901 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of George S. and Emily (Orr) Clifford.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wabash College, 1923, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1941.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Evansville College, 1955. Doctor of Humane Letters, Indiana U., 1963, Lehigh University, 1972.

Career

General manager Young Car Company, Evansville, 1926-1928. English master Evans School, Tucson, 1929-1932. Cutting traveling fellow Columbia, 1935-1936.

From English instructor to associate professor Lehigh University, 1937-1944. Associate Professor of English, Barnard College, 1945-1946. Professor of English, Columbia, 1946-1969, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English, 1964-1969, emeritus, 1969-1978.

Guggenheim fellow 1951-1952, 65-66. Research in England, 1958-1959. Editor Johnsonian News Letter.

Secretary English Institute 1946. Chairman 18th century groups Modern Language Association, 1944, 46.

Works

  • Editor Johnsonian News Letter. Secretary English Institute 1946. Chairman 18th century groups Modern Language Association, 1944, 46.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society Literature (London). Member Johnson Society (president Lichfield, England 1958-1959.

Connections

Married Virginia Iglehart, August 31, 1940. Children: Emily Orr, James Townley, Joseph Holt.

father:
George S. Clifford

mother:
Emily (Orr) Clifford

spouse:
Virginia Iglehart

children:
Emily Orr Clifford

James Townley Clifford

Joseph Holt Clifford