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Paul Horgan, American Writer, educator.


Horgan, Paul was born on August 1, 1903 in Buffalo. Son of Edward Daniel and Rose Marie (Rohr) Horgan.


Student, New Mexico Military Institute, 1923. Doctor of Letters, Wesleyan University, 1956. Doctor of Letters, Southern Methodist University, 1957.

Doctor of Letters, Notre Dame University, 1958. Doctor of Letters, Boston College, 1958. Doctor of Letters, New Mexico State University, 1962.

Doctor of Letters, College Holy Cross, 1963. Doctor of Letters, University New Mexico, 1963. Doctor of Letters, Fairfield University, 1964.

Doctor of Letters, St. Mary's College, 1976. Doctor of Letters, Yale University, 1977. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Canisius College, 1960.

Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Georgetown University, 1962. Doctor of Letters, D'Youville College, 1965. Doctor of Letters, Pace University, 1968.

Doctor of Letters, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1968. Doctor of Letters, Lincoln College, 1968. Doctor of Letters, St. Bonaventure University, 1970.

Doctor of Letters, Catholic University, 1973. Doctor of Humane Letters, LaSalle College, 1971. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Hartford, 1987.


Production staff, Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York, 1923-1926; librarian, New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, 1926-1942; assistant to president, New Mexico Military Institute, 1947; senior fellow, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1959-1961; director, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1962-1967; senior fellow in letters, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1967-1968; adjunct Professor of English, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1967-1971; professor emeritus, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1971-1995; author in residence, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1971-1995. Lecturer Graduate School Letters, U. Iowa, February-June 1946. Lecturer English, Saybrook College, Yale University, 1969.

Honorary trustee Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies, scholar in residence, 1968, 70, 71, 73. Past member National Council Humanities. Member of national advisory board Center for the Book, Library. of Congress, 1978-1995.

Past member of the board of judges Book of Month Club.


Chairman board Santa Fe Opera, 1958-1969, member, 1969-1995. Member of advisory board John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1963-1969. President of the board directors Roswell Museum, 1948-1955.

Member board Roswell Public Library, 1958-1962, honorary member, 1962-1995. Honorary life fellow School American Research. Fellow Pierpont Morgan Library, 1974-1995, member of council, 1975-1979, 82-83, life fellow, 1977-1995.

Trustee Associations Yale University Library, 1976-1979. Board directors Witter Bynner Foundation, 1972-1979. Founding trustee Lincoln County (New Mexico) Heritage Trust, 1976-1995.

Served from captain lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Recalled temporary active duty general staff Department Army, 1952, Washington. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences.

Member Am.Cath. History Association (president 1960), Wesleyan Writers Conference (advisory board), American Academy Arts and Letters, Society American Historians, Athenaeum Club (London), Phi Beta Kappa (orator 1973, honorary Alpha of Connecticut chapter).


Edward Daniel Horgan

Rose Marie (Rohr) Horgan