OLIVER, Revilo Pendleton. Corpus Christi TX 7.7.1908 — Urbana IL 20.8.1994. U.S. Classical Scholar and Racist Publisher. After high school in Illinois he moved to California and studied Sanskrit on his own. Then studied at Pomona College (B.A.) and Classics at University of Illinois, Ph.D. 1940 (under W. A. Oldfather). Debuted with Sanskrit translation, but then turned to other things. In 1942-45 served in a war office in Washington DC. Back in Urbana Assistant Professor 1945, Associate Professor 1947 and in 1953-77 Professor. Married 1930 Grace Needham. Also scholar of Spanish and Italian. After a study trip to Italy in 1953-54 he decided that communism had infiltrated American society and administration and devoted the rest of his life to extremist activity, writing a great number of articles, etc.
Publications: translated: Śūdraka: Mṛcchakaṭika. The little clay cart. A drama in ten acts. 250 p. Illinois Studies in Lang. and Literature 23:1-2. Urbana, Illinois 1938.
– wrote on Classics and Renaissance, not much.
– a number of extremist conservative articles, often expressing anti-Semitism and white supremacy, also anti-Communist and anti-Christian.
Sources: Wikipedia with photo.
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