Log In

Richard Orr Curry Edit Profile

history educator and freelance writer

Richard Orr Curry, American History educator and freelance writer. With United States Navy, 1952-1954. Fellow Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences; member Organisation American Historians, New England History Association, Fulbright Association, Society Historians of Early Republic (member board editors journal 1991-1995). M C.

Background

Curry, Richard Orr was born on January 26, 1931 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. Son of Ernest Chalmers and Ida Mitt (Atkinson) Curry.

Education

Bachelor, Marshall University, 1952. Master of Arts, Marshall University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1961.

Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Division School, 1966.

Career

Instructor European history, Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia, 1959-1960;instructor American history, Pennsylvania State University, 1960-1962;visiting assistant professor American history, U. Pittsburgh, 1962-1963;assistant professor, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1963-1966;associate professor, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1966-1971;professor, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1971-1992;professor emeritus, U. Connecticut, Storrs, since 1992;Fulbright lecturer, U. Connecticut, Storrs, since 1981. Lecturer, participant numerous seminars and symposia United States, The Philippines, Australia, New Zealand. Associate director National Defense Education Act Institute High School Teachers of America History, U. Connecticut, summers 1965, 66.

Consultant, critic Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Little, Brown & Company, Dodd, Mead & Cook, Allyn & Bacon, Dryden Press, Prentice-Hall, Iowa State University Press, U. Missouri Press, Louisiana State University Press, Canada Research Council, National Endowment for Humanities, others.

Works

Membership

With United States Navy, 1952-1954. Fellow Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Organisation American Historians, New England History Association, Fulbright Association, Society Historians of Early Republic (member board editors journal 1991-1995). M C.

Connections

Married Patricia Leist, April 6, 1954 (deceased 1967). Children: Kimberly, Andrea, Jonathan. Married Patricia Montenegro, February 11, 1968.

1 stepson, Michael Del Rosario.

father:
Ernest Chalmers Curry

mother:
Ida Mitt (Atkinson) Curry

spouses:
Patricia Leist

Patricia Montenegro

children:
Kimberly Curry

Andrea Curry

Jonathan Curry