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English language and literature educator

William Milne Holton, American English language and literature educator. Bar: Tennessee 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965. International Research & Exchanges Board fellow, 1980; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1980, University Maryland, 1967, 69, 74, 76, 78, 85, 88; recipient Amicus Poloniae medal, 1981.


Holton, William Milne was born on November 4, 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Hubon and Mary (Milne) Holton.


AB cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1957. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965.


Attorney, Roberts & Weil, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1957; attorney, National Education Association, Washington, 1958; instructor English, U. Maryland., College Park, 1961-1965; assistant professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1966-1972; associate professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1972-1978; professor, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1978; Fulbright lecturer, Uppsala U., Sweden, 1965-1966. Visiting professor Cyril & Methodius U., Skopje, Yugoslavia, 1970. Lecturer Department State Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Sweden, 1965-1984, variousother organizations.

Delegate various international meetings.


  • Bar: Tennessee 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.



Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Stephen Crane Society, James Joyce Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Sylvia Wallace, July 3, 1964.

William Hubon Holton

Mary (Milne) Holton

Sylvia Wallace