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Lewis Leary, American writer, lecturer. Recipient Jay B. Hubbell medallion for distinction in American literature, 1976. Member Modern Language Association, Bibliographical Society of America, American Antiquarian Society Clubs: Grolier (New York City), Century (New York City).

Background

Leary, Lewis was born on April 18, 1906 in Blauvelt, New York, United States. Son of Lewis Gaston and Beatrice Emily (Knight) Leary.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Vermont, 1928. Doctor of Laws, University Vermont, 1963. A.M., Columbia, 1932.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1941.

Career

Instructor English American University, Beirut, 1928-1931. Faculty University Miami, 1935-1940, associate professor English, 1938-1940. Faculty Duke, 1941-1952, professor American literature, 1950-1952.

Professor English Columbia, 1952-1968, chairman department, 1962-1968. William Rand Kenan, Junior professor English University North Carolina, 1968-1976. Associate National Humanities Center, 1978-1979.

Special assistant Office of Strategic Services, Washington, Cairo, 1942-1945. Fulbright lecturer University Amsterdam, 1957-1958. Visiting professor University Pennsylvania, 1958-1959, Swarthmore College, 1959-1960, Duke University, 1978.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Bibliographical Society of America, American Antiquarian Society Clubs: Grolier (New York City), Century (New York City).

Connections

Married Mary Warren Hudson, March 7, 1932. Children– Carolyn (Mistress William Bartholet), Martha Hudson (Mistress Theodore Allen).

father:
Lewis Gaston Leary

mother:
Beatrice Emily (Knight) Leary

spouse:
Mary Warren Hudson

children:
Carolyn Leary (Mistress William Bartholet)

Martha Hudson Leary (Mistress Theodore Allen)