CAMERON, George Glenn

CAMERON, George Glenn. Washington PA 30.7.1905 — Ann Arbor 14.9.1979. U.S. Historian of ancient Iran. Professor in Ann Arbor. Son of William B. C. and Elizabeth Smith. Educated in 1923-25 at Washington and Jefferson College, 1925-27 at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio (A.B. 1927), then at University of Chicago (1930 A.M., 1932 Ph.D.). In 1930-32 traveling fellow of the Oriental Institute. From 1933 Instructor, until 1945 Assistant Professor, and 1945-48 Associate Professor of Ancient Oriental History at Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. In 1939 epigraphist of Erich Schmidt’s expedition to Persepolis. In 1948-75 Professor of Near Eastern Cultures (and 1948-69 founder and chairman of Department of N.E.C.) at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1975 emeritus. In 1948-49 headed an expedition to Bisutun. Litt.D. 1952 Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, Dr.h.c. 1974 Teheran. Married 1932, two sons, widow 1955, 2nd marriage 1956, two daughters. A specialist of Iranian history, especially of the Achaemenid period.

Publications: History of Early Iran. 16+260 p. Chicago 1936, French Histoire de l’Iran antique. 1937.

Persepolis Treasury Tablets. 18+214 p. 46 pl. 6 tables. Or. Inst. Publ. 65, Chicago 1948 (114 Elamite tablets studied).

– “Zoroaster the herdsman”, IIJ 10, 1968, 261-281; other articles on Old Persian, Elamite, and history, in AJSL/JNES, etc.

Sources: Short note in IIJ 10, 1968, 319; Bio-bibliogr. de 134 savants. 1979, 68-71; Dir. Am. Sch. 6th ed. 1, 1974; Who Was Who in America 7; *Michigan Oriental Studies in Honor of George G. Cameron, ed. L.L. Orlin, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1976; *M.W. Stolper, Biblical Archaeologist 1980, 183-189; G.L. Windfuhr, Encyclop. Iranica 4, 1990, 741f.

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