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James Paul Brawner

educator

James Paul Brawner, American educator. Member International Association University Professors English, Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors National Council Teachers English, Phi Beta Kappa (nat. council, president South Atlantic district 1967-1970), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Upsilon.

Background

Brawner, James Paul was born on August 10, 1902 in Magazine, Arkansas, United States. Son of Robert L. and Eva Mae (Thomason) Brawner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1924, A.M., 1925. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1935.

Career

Faculty Arkansas State Teachers College, 1925-1929. Assistant, instructor University of Illinois, 1929-1935. Faculty West Virginia University, from 1935, assistant Professor of English, 1936-1945, associate professor, 1945-1952, department chairman, 1949-1967, professor, 1952-1972, professor emeritus, 1972-1984.

Visiting professor of University Arkansas, Eastern Michigan State University, Ypsilanti, faculty U. Training Center, Florence, Italy, 1945. United States consultant Office Education, Department Health, Edition and Welfare, 1966.

Works

  • Author: The Wars of Cyrus, 1942. Author articles on English drama, American writers.

Membership

Member International Association University Professors English, Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors National Council Teachers English, Phi Beta Kappa (nat. council, president South Atlantic district 1967-1970), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Upsilon.

Connections

Married Kirby Lee Smith, June 21, 1925.

father:
Robert L. Brawner

mother:
Eva Mae (Thomason) Brawner

spouse:
Kirby Lee Smith