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Merrill Gray Berthrong

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

Career

Teacher history University Connecticut, New London, 1947-1950, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1950-1953, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1950-1955. Library administrator University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1956-1964. Director libraries Wake Forest University, 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

children:
Peter Gray Berthrong

Paul Merritt Berthrong

Stephen Clark Berthrong