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Foreign language educator

Wade Arden Provo, American foreign language educator. Fulbright fellow, 1959-1961, French Government fellow, 1961-1962.


Provo, Wade Arden was born on July 8, 1937 in Cleveland. Son of Abraham Lincoln and Lillian (Rundle) Provo.


Bachelor, Rollins College, 1959. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1974.


English assistant University Toulouse, France, 1960-1961. English teacher Lycée Dumont d'Urville, Toulon, France, 1961-1962. French teaching assistant Stanford (California) University, 1962-1965.

Lecturer in French Indiana University, Bloomington, 1965-1966. Professor of French Rockford (Illinois) College, 1966-1998. English teacher University Bordeaux, Pau, France, summer, 1961.

Consultant SOURCE, Rockford, since 1995. Translator area business, Chicago, Rockford, since 1970. Consultant Egyptian artifacts Freeport (Illinois) Museum, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Translator: The Young Calvin, 1987. Author: Encyclopedia of World Authors II, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Teacher, leader Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, Rockford, since 1966. Genealogist, consultant Family History Center, Rockford, since 1976. Researcher, guide Time Museum, Rockford, 1982-1992.

Humanities advisor Rockford Art Museum. Member educational review board Keith Country Day School, Rockford, 1975. Member Modern Language Association, Illinois Council on Tchg. of Foreign Langs.

(2d vice president 1994-1997, Lieutenant Governor's award 1992), American Association Teachers French, Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association, Amis de François Mauriac.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Egyptian artifacts, German gothic script, family history.


Married Nesta Mary Williams, April 23, 1962. Children: Michele Anne, Ian Victor, Marianne Catherine, Josette Louise.

Abraham Lincoln Provo

Lillian (Rundle) Provo

Nesta Mary Williams

Michele Anne Provo

Ian Victor Provo

Marianne Catherine Provo

Josette Louise Provo