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Russell King Alspach

Retired army officer , educator.

Russell King Alspach was American army officer, educator. member English department University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1942, 45-47; Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.; Member Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society (council), National Council Teachers English, English Institute, College Conference Communication.; Club: The Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Background

Alspach, Russell King was born on February 22, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Bennett and Elizabeth (Varwig) Alspach.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1924, Master of Arts, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932.

Career

Appraisal engineer, 1918-1920. Member English department University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1942, 45-47. Commissioned lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1947, advanced to brigadier general.

Retired 1965; Professor of English, United States Military Academy, 1947-1965, head department, 1961-1965. Lecturer English, U. Massachusetts, 1965-1966, Professor of English, 1966-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1980, head department English, 1967-1969. Visiting professor Graduate School University of Pennsylvania, 1962-1963.

Works

  • Author: Poetry of the Celtic Renaissance, 1932. Irish Poetry from the English Invasion to 1798, review edit., 1959, 78. Co-editor: The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of W. B. Yeats, 1957, The Variorum Edition of the Plays of Warner Bros.

    Yeats, 1965

  • Wade’s Bibliography of Yeats, review edit., 1968. Editorial staff Winston Dictionary, 1926-1928, 37-39. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member English department University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1942, 45-47. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society (council), National Council Teachers English, English Institute, College Conference Communication.

Club: The Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Sara Catharine Campion, May 10, 1924. Children: Ann Jane (Mistress.

father:
Charles Bennett Alspach

mother:
Elizabeth (Varwig) Alspach

spouse:
Sara Catharine Campion

child:
Ann Jane (Mrs Alspach