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Richard Armour

AKA Richard Willard Armour

Born: 15-Jul-1906
Birthplace: San Pedro, CA
Died: 28-Feb-1989
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Pomona Cemetery & Mausoleum, Pomona, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: It All Started with Columbus

Military service: US Army Reserve (1927-37, 2nd Lt.); US Army (1942-46)

Father: Harry Willard Armour
Mother: Sue Wheelock
Wife: Kathleen Fauntleroy Stevens (m. 25-Dec-1932, one son, one daughter)
Son: Geoffrey Stevens
Daughter: Karin Elizabeth

    University: AB, Pomona College (1927)
    University: AM, Harvard University (1928)
    University: PhD English Philology, Harvard University (1933)
    Professor: English, Wells College (1934-45)
    Professor: English, Scripps College (1945-63)
    Professor: English, Claremont Graduate School (1945-63)
    Administrator: Dean of Faculty, Scripps College (1961-63)

    Legion of Merit

Author of books:
It All Started with Columbus (1955)
It All Started with Europa (1955)
It All Started with Eve (1956)
It All Started with Marx (1956)
Twisted Tales from Shakespeare (1957)
Drug Store Days: My Youth Among the Pills & Potions (1959, memoir)
A Safari into Satire (1961)
Armour's Almanac (1962)
The Classics Reclassified (1963)
The Medical Muse (1963)
It All Started with Hippocrates: A Mercifully Brief History of Medicine (1966)
Going Around in Academic Circles: A Low View of Higher Education (1966)
It All Started with Stones and Clubs (1967)
My Life with Women: Confessions of a Domesticated Male (1968, memoir)
A Diabolical Dictionary of Education (1969)
Punctured Poems (1969)
English Lit Relit (1970)
AmericanLit Relit (1970)
A Short History of Sex (1970)
All in Sport (1972)
Going Like Sixty (1974)
The Academic Bestiary (1974)
It All Started with Nudes (1977)
Punctured Poems: Famous First and Infamous Second Lines (1982)
Our Presidents (1983)



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