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Robert Lafevre Shurter, American educator. Member faculty Case Western Reserve U., from 1930, Professor of English and head department language and literature, 1946, director div. humanities and social studies, 1949-1959; Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Kappa Alpha Pi Delta Epsilon.

Background

Shurter, Robert Lafevre was born on October 22, 1907 in Ellenville, New York, United States. Son of Henry J. and Elizabeth (Ostrander) Shurter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1928. A.M., Columbia, 1929. Doctor of Philosophy., Western Reserve U., 1936.

Career

Member faculty Case Western Reserve U., from 1930, Professor of English and head department language and literature, 1946, director div. humanities and social studies, 1949-1959. Visiting professor Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1938-1939. Consultant to many corporations, from 1949.

Chairman advising committee Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Argument, 1939. Effective Letters in Business, 1948. Written Communication in Business, 1957, 2d edition., 1973.

      Concise Grammar Reference, 1959. The Utopian Novel in America, 1865-1900, 1973. Other textbooks. Editor: Looking Backward (Edward Bellamy) (Modern Library edit.), 1951.

Membership

Member faculty Case Western Reserve U., from 1930, Professor of English and head department language and literature, 1946, director div. humanities and social studies, 1949-1959. Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Kappa Alpha Pi Delta Epsilon.

Connections

Married Mae F. Potter, June 19, 1928. Children: Peter G., Marilyn.

father:
Henry J. Shurter

mother:
Elizabeth (Ostrander) Shurter

spouse:
Mae F. Potter

children:
Peter G. Shurter

Marilyn Shurter