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Wesley Frank Craven

educator

Wesley Frank Craven, American educator. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served from major lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, American Advertising Federation, 1943-1946.; Member American History Association, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Virginia history societies, American Antiquarian Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

Background

Craven, Wesley Frank was born on May 19, 1905 in Conway, North Carolina, United States. Son of Wesley Frank and Elizabeth (Turner) Craven.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Duke U., 1926, Master of Arts 1927. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1928.

Career

Instructor history New York University, 1928-1930, assistant professor, 1930-1937, associate professor, 1937-1940. professor, 1940-1950. Edwards professor American history Princeton, 1950-1964, George Henry Davis ’86 professor American history, 1964-1973, emeritus, 1973-1981.

Works

  • Author: Dissolution of the Virginia Company, 1932. Introduction to History of Bermuda, 1938. The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1949.

    The Legend of the Founding Fathers, 1956. New Jersey and the English Colonization of North America, 1964. Co-editor: The Army Air Forces in World World War II, vols.

    I-VII, 1948-1958

  • The Colonies in Transition, 1660-1713, 1968. White, Red, and Black: the Seventeenth-Century Virginian, 1971.

Membership

Served from major lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, American Advertising Federation, 1943-1946. Member American History Association, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Virginia history societies, American Antiquarian Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

Connections

Married Helen G. McDaniel, May 31, 1932. Children: Nancy Elizabeth, Betty Morris.

father:
Wesley Frank Craven

mother:
Elizabeth (Turner) Craven

spouse:
Helen G. McDaniel

children:
Nancy Elizabeth Craven

Betty Morris Craven