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John Minor Echols

linguist , educator.

John Minor Echols, American linguist, educator. Recipient honor award Department State, 1951. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1947; Fellow American Anthropological Association; member Linguistic Society American (life), Association Asian Studies (vice president 1976-1977, president 1977-1978), American Oriental Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Echols, John Minor was born on March 25, 1913 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of John Minor and Florence Crawford (McGuffin) Echols.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1937, Master of Arts, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940. Summer student of University Michigan, 1938-1940.

Career

Instructor German and Swedish, University of Chicago, 1947. Associate professor linguistics, deputy director Foreign Service Institute, Department State, 1947-1952. Associate professor linguistics Cornell Univercity, 1952-1957, professor linguistics, 1957-1978, emeritus, 1978-1982, department chairman Far Eastern studies, 1956-1961.

Director, consultant Ford Foundation and Institute International Education English Language Teaching Project, Indonesia, 1952-1955.

Works

  • Author: (with Hassan Shadily) An Indonesian-English Dictionary, 1963, An English-Indonesian Dictionary, 1975.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1947. Fellow American Anthropological Association. Member Linguistic Society American (life), Association Asian Studies (vice president 1976-1977, president 1977-1978), American Oriental Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Nancy Worthington Doner, June 7, 1941. Children: Jane McGuffin, John Minor III, Florence Doner.

father:
John Minor Echols

mother:
Florence Crawford (McGuffin) Echols

spouse:
Nancy Worthington Doner

children:
Jane McGuffin Echols

John Minor III Echols

Florence Doner Echols