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Robert Stafford Ward

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Robert Stafford Ward, American educator. Member School Committee Waltham, Massachusetts, 1937-1943.; Served to commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Southern; Fellowship Fund grantee, 1968-1969.; Member Modern Language Association, Southern Modern Language Association, Psi Upsilon.; Club: Yale (Miami).

Background

Ward, Robert Stafford was born on December 20, 1906 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Liggett and Huldah Jane (Barnes) Ward.

Education

Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1925. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1929. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1951.

Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1937.

Career

Head coach football, master English, Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey, 1929-1932. Assistant football coach Yale, 1932-1933. Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1937.

Private practice, Boston, 1937-1942. Faculty U. Miami (Florida), 1946-1972, associate Professor of English, 1951-1956, professor, 1956-1972, Chairman div. humanities, 1962-1968, chairman graduate American studies, 1968-1972.

Works

  • Editor Longfellow’s journals.

Membership

Member School Committee Waltham, Massachusetts, 1937-1943. Served to commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Southern; Fellowship Fund grantee, 1968-1969.

Member Modern Language Association, Southern Modern Language Association, Psi Upsilon. Club: Yale (Miami).

Connections

Married Anne Caverly Connally, March 31, 1944. Children: Thomas C., Linda Elizabeth Ward Jacobsen, Anne Calhoun.

father:
George Liggett Ward

mother:
Huldah Jane (Barnes) Ward

spouse:
Anne Caverly Connally

children:
Thomas C. Ward

Linda Elizabeth Ward Jacobsen Ward

Anne Calhoun Ward