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Richard Vliet Lindabury

editor , educator

Richard Vliet Lindabury, American editor, educator. Decorated chevalier de l’ordre de la Couronne (Belgium).


Lindabury, Richard Vliet was born on September 5, 1900 in Brernardsville, New Jersey, United States. Son of Richard Vliet and Lillie (Van Saun) Lindabury.


Graduate Hill School, 1917. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1921, Master of Arts, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930.


Instructor English department Princeton, 1922-1925, 27-29, lecturer, 1945-1946. Research, 1930-1941; with foreign nationalities branch Office of Strategic Services, 1942-1945. Associate editor Colliers Encyclopedia, 1946-1950.

Editorial writer New York Herald Tribune, 1952-1956, poetry editor, 1956-1957. Editor Proceedings New Jersey History Society, 1959-1974. Associate Professor of English, Fairleigh Dickinson College, 1961-1962.

Secretary New Jersey Roadside Council, 1938-1942, president, 1946-1947. Executive Board Princeton Community Players, 1934-1942, 45-49, president, 1940-1941.


  • Author: A Study of Patriotism in the Elizabethan Drama, 1930.


Member Poetry Society American (Executive Board 1959-1963, president 1963), New Jersey History Society (2d vice president 1959-1974), Archaeol. Society Princeton (president 1959-1962), History Society Princeton (vice president 1960-1974), Society Colonial Wars New Jersey (lieutenant governor 1965-1974), Shakespeare Society Philadelphia, St. Nicholas Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Alice Ballantine Young, May 20, 1927. Children: Alice Van Saun (Mistress Alan Peter Carter), Margaret Boyd (Mistress Philip Cooper, Junior.

Richard Vliet Lindabury

Lillie (Van Saun) Lindabury

Alice Ballantine Young

Alice Van Saun Lindabury (Mistress Alan Peter Carter)

Margaret Boyd (Mistress Philip Cooper Lindabury

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