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Norman Johnston Dewitt

educator

Norman Johnston Dewitt, American educator. award, 1954. Member American Classical League, Classical Association of Middle West and South (secretary-treasurer, 1942-1945, president 1956-1957), American Philological Association, Archaeol. Institute of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma.

Background

Dewitt, Norman Johnston was born on August 1, 1908 in Lincoln, Illinois, United States. Son of Norman Wentworth and Katherine Ida (Johnston) DeW.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, 1930, A.M., 1933. Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins, 1938. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Lincoln College, 1965.

Career

Instructor in classics Western Reserve University, 1938-1941. Instructor in classics Washington University, St. Louis, 1941-1943, assistant professor, 1943-1945, associate professor, 1945-1946, professor, 1946, head Latin department, 1947-1949. Department chairman classics, University of Minnesota, 1949-1965.

Editor, Classical Journal, 1945-1950. Co-winner Variety award, 1954. Faculty fellow American Council Learned Socs., 1951-1952.

Works

  • Editor, Classical Journal, 1945-1950. Co-winner Variety award, 1954. Faculty fellow American Council Learned Socs., 1951-1952.

Membership

Member American Classical League, Classical Association of Middle West and South (secretary-treasurer, 1942-1945, president 1956-1957), American Philological Association, Archaeol. Institute of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma.

Connections

Married Lois Elizabeth Pfister, May 31, 1941. Children: Louis Johnston, Katharine Edith, Margaret Ann, Norman Wentworth, World War II Began career as teaching fellow in classics University of Toronto, 1933-1934.

father:
Norman Wentworth DeW.

mother:
Katherine Ida (Johnston) DeW.

spouse:
Lois Elizabeth Pfister

children:
Louis Johnston Dewitt

Katharine Edith Dewitt

Margaret Ann Dewitt

Norman Wentworth Dewitt

World War II Began career as teaching fellow in classics University of Toronto Dewitt

1933-1934 Dewitt