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educator , poet

Richard G. Eberhart, American poet, educator. Served from lieutenant to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Letters, National Academy Arts and Sciences, Poetry Society of America (honorary president since 1972, Robert Frost medal 1986), Signet Club, Harvard Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Eberhart, Richard G. was born on April 5, 1904 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Alpha LaRue and Lena (Lowenstein) Eberhart.

Education

Student, University Minnesota, 1923. AB, Dartmouth College, 1926. Doctor of Letters, Dartmouth College, 1954.

Bachelor, Cambridge University, 1929. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1933. Student graduate school arts and science, Harvard University, 1933.

Doctor of Letters, Skidmore College, 1966. Doctor of Letters, College Wooster, 1969. Doctor of Letters, Colgate University, 1974.

Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Franklin Pierce College, 1978. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, St. Lawrence University, 1985. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Plymouth State College, 1987.

Career

Tutor son of King Prajadhipok of Siam, 1930-1931. Master English, St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1933-1941. Teacher English, Cambridge School, Kendal Green, 1941-1942.

Visiting professor English, poet in residence University Washington, 1952-1953. Professor English, University Connecticut, 1953-1954. Wheaton visiting professor English, poet-in-residence Wheaton College, 1954-1955.

Resident fellow (professor) in creative writing and Christian Gauss lecturer Princeton University, 1955-1956. Professor English, poet-in-residence Dartmouth College, 1956—1970, Class of 1925 professor, 1968-1971, professor emeritus, 1970—2005. Distinguished visiting professor University Florida, Gainesville, spring 1974, visiting professor.

Adjunct professor Columbia University, spring 1975. Regents' professor University California-Davis, fall 1975. With Butcher Polish Company, Boston, vice president, 1952, honorary, 1958, also director.

Member Yaddo Corporation, director. Consultant in poetry Library of Congress, 1959-1961, honorary consultant in American letters, 1963-1969. Founder, first president The Poets' Theater, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1951.

Honorary president 3d World Congress Poets, Baltimore, 1976. Member advisory committee on arts National Cultural Center.

Works

Membership

Served from lieutenant to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Letters, National Academy Arts and Sciences, Poetry Society of America (honorary president since 1972, Robert Frost medal 1986), Signet Club, Harvard Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Helen Elizabeth Butcher, August 29, 1941. Children: Richard Butcher, Margaret Ghormley.

father:
Alpha LaRue Eberhart

mother:
Lena (Lowenstein) Eberhart

spouse:
Helen Elizabeth Butcher

children:
Margaret Ghormley Eberhart

Richard Butcher Eberhart