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Lewis Leary

AKA Lewis Gaston Leary, Jr.

Born: 18-Apr-1906
Birthplace: Blauvelt, NY
Died: 1-May-1990
Location of death: Chapel Hill, NC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: That Rascal Freneau

Father: Lewis Gaston Leary (clergyman)
Mother: Beatrice Emily Knight
Sister: Mrs. Horace Peck
Wife: Mary Warren Hudson (m. 7-Mar-1932, two daughters)
Daughter: Carolyn Warren Bartholet
Daughter: Martha Hudson Allen

    University: BS Education, University of Vermont (1928)
    University: MA English, Columbia University (1932)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1941)
    Teacher: English, American University of Beirut (1928-31)
    Teacher: English, University of Miami Florida (1935-41)
    Teacher: English, Duke University (1941-51)
    Professor: English, Columbia University (1951-68)
    Administrator: Chairman, Dept. of English, Columbia University (1962-68)
    Professor: English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1968-76)

    OSS Agent (WWII, in the Middle East)
    South Atlantic Modern Language Association President
    Jay B. Hubbell Award 1976

Author of books:
Andorra, the Hidden Republic: Its Origin and Institutions, and the Record of a Journey Thither (1912, history)
Syria: The Land of Lebanon (1913, regional affairs)
That Rascal Freneau: A Study in Literary Failure (1941, biography)
The Literary Career of Nathaniel Tucker, 1750-1807 (1951, criticism)
John Greenleaf Whittier (1962, biography)
William Faulkner of Yoknapatawpha County (1973, biography)
Ralph Waldo Emerson: An Interpretive Essay (1980, criticism)


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