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library director

Merrill Gray Berthrong was American library director. Fulbright grantee, Paris, 1955-1956. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1941-1945; European Theatre of Operations; Member Forsyth County Library Association (board directors 1984-1986), American Library Association, American History Association, American Association of University Professors, Southeastern Library Association.

Background

Berthrong, Merrill Gray was born on July 18, 1919 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Louis Paul and Helen (Gray) Berthrong.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Tufts U., 1941;Master of Arts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1946-1947;Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1958.

Career

Teacher history, U. Connecticut, New London, 1947-1950;Teacher history, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1950-1953;Teacher history, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1950-1955;library administrator, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1956-1964;director libraries, Wake Forest U., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1964-1989;retired, 1989.

Membership

Served to captain United States Air Force, 1941-1945. European Theatre of Operations. Member Forsyth County Library Association (board directors 1984-1986), American Library Association, American History Association, American Association of University Professors, Southeastern Library Association.

Connections

Married Geraldine Brock. Children– Peter Gray, Paul Merritt, Stephen Clark.

father:
Louis Paul Berthrong

mother:
Helen (Gray) Berthrong

spouse:
Geraldine Brock

child:
Peter Gray Berthrong

child:
Paul Merritt Berthrong

child:
Stephen Clark Berthrong