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educator , lexicographer

Robert Enzer Lewis, American Lexicographer, educator. Visiting research fellow Institute Advanced Studies in the Humanities, U. Edinburgh, 1973-1974; American Council Learned Socs. fellow, 1979-1980. Board regents Mercersburg Academy, 1975-1987. United States Army, 1954-1956. Member Medieval Academy American (member publications committee 1987-1992), Dictionary Society North America, New Chaucer Society.


Lewis, Robert Enzer was born on August 12, 1934 in Windber, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Enzer and Katharine Torrence (Blair) Lewis.


Bachelor, Princeton University, 1959;Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1964.


Teacher English, Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy, 1959-1960;teaching fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1961-1963;lecturer, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1963-1964;assistant professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1964-1968;associate professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1968-1975;Professor of English, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1975-1982;Professor of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1982.



Board regents Mercersburg Academy, 1975-1987. United States Army, 1954-1956. Fellow: Dictionary Society North America (member nominating committee 2005-2009).

Member: Medieval Academy American (member publications committee 1987-1992).


Married Julie Fatt Cureton, May 14, 1977. Children: Perrin Lewis Rubin, Torrence Evans Lewis. Stepchildren: Sarah Cureton Kaufman, James S. Cureton.

Robert Enzer Lewis

Katharine Torrence (Blair) Lewis

Julie Fatt Cureton

Perrin Lewis Rubin Lewis

Torrence Evans Lewis

Sarah Cureton Kaufman Lewis

James S. Cureton Lewis