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John Mason Kemper

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John Mason Kemper, American headmaster. Decorated Legion of Merit (2). Member Headmasters Association, National Association of Indiana Schools (chairman 1955-1957).

Background

Kemper, John Mason was born on September 1, 1912 in Fort D.A. Russel, Wyoming, United States. Son of James Brown and Mercer (Mason) Kemper.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1935. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1942. Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1948, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1958.

Doctor of Letters, Tufts College, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Harvard University, 1962.

Career

September 1961); children—Cecily Thomson, Lucy Ord, Rosamond Pratt. Married second, Abby Locke Castle, December 27, 1963. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1935 advancing through the grades to colonel, 1944.

Chief historical branch War Department World World War II. Headmaster Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1948-1971.

Membership

Member Headmasters Association, National Association of Indiana Schools (chairman 1955-1957). Clubs: Century Association, University (New York City).

Connections

Married to Sylvia Mayo Pratt, June 9, 1936 (deceased.; married second, Abby Locke Castle, December 27, 1963. Children: Cecily Thomson, Lucy Ord, Rosamond Pratt.

father:
James Brown Kemper

mother:
Mercer (Mason) Kemper

spouses:
to Sylvia Mayo Pratt

Abby Locke Castle

children:
Cecily Thomson Kemper

Lucy Ord Kemper

Rosamond Pratt Kemper