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Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham

educator

Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham, American educator. Decorated chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur, 1959. Member Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy American, Linguistic Society American.

Background

Peckham, Lawton Parker Greenman was born on June 28, 1904 in Middletown, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Reuben and Adelaide M. (Greenman) Peckham.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1927, Master of Arts, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton, 1931.

Career

French, Brown U., 1931-1940, assistant professor, 1936-1940. Associate professor French, University of Illinois, 1940-1946. Faculty Columbia, 1946-1971, professor French, 1952-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1979, department chairman, 1963-1968, dean graduate faculties, 1958-1961.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy American, Linguistic Society American.

Connections

Married Katharine H. Austin, August 20, 1938. Children: Katharine H., Mary A. Teacher.

father:
Reuben Peckham

mother:
Adelaide M. (Greenman) Peckham

spouse:
Katharine H. Austin

children:
Katharine H. Peckham

Mary A. Teacher Peckham