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English language educator

Ralph Harry Orth was American English language educator. Grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1976-1987; University scholar University Vermont, 1987-1988.


Orth, Ralph Harry was born on October 5, 1930 in New York City. Son of August and Anna Orth.


Bachelor, Queens College, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1960.


Teaching fellow, U. Rochester, New York, 1958-1959;from instructor to assistant professor to associate professor, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1959-1970;professor, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1970-1995;Corse Professor of English language and literature, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1992-1995;professor emeritus, U. Vermont, Burlington, since 1995. Chairman faculty senate University Vermont, 1973-1974. U. Vermont representative to University Press New England, 1974-1978.

Panelist, speaker in field. Proposal evaluator National Endowment for Humanities, 1977-1991.



Delaware Vermont Democratic Convention, 1968, 72, 88. Corporal United States Army, 1951-1953. Member Modern Language Association (certifier for committee on scholarly editions, panelist and speaker at meetings), Ralph Waldo Emerson Society (president 1990-1991), Phi Beta Kappa (treasurer University Vermont chapter 1982-1988, vice president since 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, traveling.


Married Audrey Jean Arnold, December 17, 1955 (divorced January 1976). Children: Steven, Carol, Thomas. Married Ghita Maringer Picoff, March 20, 1976.

1 child, Leah.

August Orth

Anna Orth

Audrey Jean Arnold

Ghita Maringer Picoff

Steven Orth

Carol Orth

Thomas Orth

Leah Orth