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editor , lecturer , writer , Foundation president

Russell Amos Kirk, American writer, lecturer, editor, foundation president. Recipient Ingersoll prize for scholarly writing, 1984, Presidential Citizen's medal, 1989, Salvatori prize for history writing, 1991; Guggenheim fellow, senior fellow American Council Learned Societies, Constitutional fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, distinguished fellow Heritage Foundation.


Kirk, Russell Amos was born on October 19, 1918 in Plymouth, Michigan, United States. Son of Russell Andrew and Marjorie (Pierce) Kirk.


Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1940. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1941. Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. Andrews University, Scotland, 1952.

Degree (honorary); Doctor of Letters (honorary), Boston College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. John's University. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Loyola College, Baltimore.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Gannon College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Central Michigan University. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Albion College.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Grand Valley College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Park College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Niagara University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Pepperdine University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Le Moyne College. Degree in Journalism, Olivet College.


President Educational Reviewer Foundation, 1960-1994. President Marguerite Eyer Wilbur Foundation, 1979-1994. Visiting professor various universities.

Fulbright professor, Scotland, 1987. Director social science program Educational Research Council American, 1979-1985.


Married Annette Yvonne Courtemanche, September 19, 1964. 4 children.

Russell Andrew Kirk

Marjorie (Pierce) Kirk

Annette Yvonne Courtemanche