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Leon Howard

educator

Leon Howard, American educator. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Modern Language Association American, American Studies Association Beta Kappa.

Background

Howard, Leon was born on November 8, 1903 in Talladega, Alabama, United States. Son of Percy L. and Georgia (Heacock) Howard.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College, 1923. A.M., University of Chicago, 1926, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1961. Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins, 1929.

Doctor of Philosophy. (honorary), Abo Akademi, Finland, 1968.

Career

Newspaper work, teacher preparatory schools, Alabama, Georgia, 1923-1926. Instructor English, Johns Hopkins, 1927-1930. Instructor English, Pomona College, 1930-1932, assistant professor, 1932-1937.

International Research fellow Henry E. Huntington Library, 1937-1938. Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University, 1938-1943, professor, 1943-1950, Morrison Professor of English, 1945-1950. Professor of English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1950-1971.

Visiting professor Tokyo U., summers 1951, 54, Centre Universitaire Mediterranean, summer 1957, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1972-1982. Fulbright lecturer U. London, 1956-1957, U. Copenhagen, 1960, Australia, 1963, Germany and Switzerland, 1964. Guggenheim fellow, 1944-1945.

Senior research fellow Newberry Library, 1966.

Works

  • Author: The Connecticut Wits, 1943. Herman Melville: a Biography, 1951. Victorian Knight-Errant: A Study of the Early Literary Career of James Russell Lowell, 1952.

    Literature and the American Tradition, 1960. The Mind of Jonathan Edwards, 1963. Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Modern Language Association American, American Studies Association Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Henrietta Starr, March 6, 1931. Children: Mary Morris, Charles Malone, Kathleen.

father:
Percy L. Howard

mother:
Georgia (Heacock) Howard

spouse:
Henrietta Starr

children:
Mary Morris Howard

Charles Malone Howard

Kathleen Howard