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Richard King Beardsley

educator

Richard King Beardsley, American educator. Member American advising committee Japan Foundation, 1975-1977.; Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation fellow, 1953-1954, 64-65, 70-71; Member American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Asian Studies, Ethnological Society Japan.

Background

Beardsley, Richard King was born on December 16, 1918 in Cripple Creek, Colorado, United States. Son of Earl Pearson and Alice (Smith) Beardsley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, University of California at Berkeley, 1939, Doctor of Philosophy., 1947.

Career

Instructor anthropology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1947-1948, assistant professor, 1948-1953, associate professor, 1953-1959, professor, 1959-1978, director Center for Japanese Studies, 1961-1964, 72-74, 77-78, acting department chairman anthropology, 1971-1972.

Works

  • Author: Village Japan, 1959. Twelve Doors to Japan, 1965. Editor: Japanese Culture: Its Origin and Characteristics, 1962.

Membership

Member American advising committee Japan Foundation, 1975-1977. Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation fellow, 1953-1954, 64-65, 70-71.

Member American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Asian Studies, Ethnological Society Japan.

Connections

Married Grace Elizabeth Cornog, April. Children: Elizabeth, Kelcey, Margaret.

father:
Earl Pearson Beardsley

mother:
Alice (Smith) Beardsley

spouse:
Grace Elizabeth Cornog

children:
Elizabeth Beardsley

Kelcey Beardsley

Margaret Beardsley