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Kelsie Brown Harder, German language professional, educator. Recipient State University of New York Best award, 1989.


Harder, Kelsie Brown was born on August 23, 1922 in Pope, Tennessee, United States. Son of Prince William and Belle (MaGee) Harder.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1950; Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1954.


Assistant Professor of English, Youngstown U., 1954-1958; associate professor, Youngstown U., 1958-1960; professor, Youngstown U., 1960-1964; Fulbright lecturer, India, 1962-1963; Professor of English, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1964-1989; chairman English and drama departments, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1964-1978; chairman faculty, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1985-1989; chairman governance committee State University of New York faculty senate, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1988-1991; Distinguished Teaching professor, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1989-1994; Distinguished Professor English Emeritus, State University of New York, Potsdam, since 1994. Chair Symposium on Contemporary American Fiction, 1995. Fulbright visiting professor U. Lodz, Poland, 1971-1972.

Consultant Office Education, Washington, summers 1966, 67, Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Dictionary of American Reg. English; member Committee on Place Name Survey of the United States, State University of New York Awards Committee, 1976-1981. Director Place Name Survey of the United States, 1988-1991.


Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Member of Modern Language Association, American Dialect Society (proverbs chairman, usage committee), International Center Onomastics (Belgium), New York Folklore Society (executive committee), Mississippi Folklore Society, Tennessee Folklore Society, Ohio Folklore Society (past president), American Name Society (past executive secretary-treasurer, vice president, president), Publication Modern Language Association, St. Lawrence County History Association (past president, trustee), Spenser Society (life), Milton Society (life), Phi Kappa Sigma (counselor), Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1993), Sigma Delta Pi, Eta Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon (counselor, district governor 1965-1966, chapter president alumni board 2000-2002), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Louise Maron, October 9, 1960. Children: Kelsie Terry, Gerald William, Dennis Prince, Frank Maron, Thomas Brown, Ann Leslie, Marcia Louise.

Prince William Harder

Belle (MaGee) Harder

Louise Maron

Gerald William Harder

Marcia Louise Harder

Thomas Brown Harder

Frank Maron Harder

Ann Leslie Harder

Dennis Prince Harder

Kelsie Terry Harder