CHRÉTIEN, Charles Douglas

CHRÉTIEN, Charles Douglas. 1904 — Berkeley 3.11.1969. U.S. Linguist. Studies at Hamilton College (A.B. and A.M.), then three years Instructor there. Graduate studies at Harvard, A.M. 1931 and Ph.D. 1932. From 1931 Instructor at Berkeley and, after interruption caused by war (he served in Navy in the Pacific), from 1951…

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CAMPBELL, Joseph

CAMPBELL, Joseph John. White Plains, NY 26.3.1904 — Honolulu 30.10.1987. U.S. Scholar of Literature and Comparative Mythology and Religion. Son of hosiery importer and wholesaler Charles William C. (of Irish background) and Josephine Lynch, grew up in New Rochelle, NY. Graduated 1921 from Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. B.A. 1925…

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BUCK, Stuart H.

BUCK, Stuart Henry. Attleboro, MA 11.2.1911/21 (?) — Lynchburg, VA 7.4.1997 (or 28.3.). U.S. Tibetologist and Mongolist. Son of Frederic Holden Buck and Florence Hacket. Graduated from Harvard (A.B. 1933). Probably at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Served 35 years in National Security Agency as Intelligence Analyst, retired 1980.…

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BROOKS, Robert R. R.

BROOKS, Robert Romano Ravi. Rome 1905 — Nyack, NY 28.1.1992. U.S. Economist. Grew up in Vermont and Florida. From 1945 Orin Sage Professor of Economics at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, retired 1971. Married Mary Elizabeth Storer (d. 1975), children. Publications: Much on economics. – With Vishnu S. Wakankar: Stone Age Painting…

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BREWSTER, Paul G.

BREWSTER, Paul G. Stendal, Ind. 5.11.1898 — 19??. U.S. Folklorist, Specialist of Games. B.S. 1920 Oakland City College. M.A. 1925 University of Oklahoma (but never Ph.D.). In 1926-29 taught at University of Tennessee, 1929-30 at University of North Carolina, 1948-49 at Surfleff College, 1949-52 at Henderson State Teachers’ College and…

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BOWERS, Faubion

BOWERS, Faubion. Miami, Oklahoma 29.1.1917 — New York City 17.11.1999. U.S. Japanologist. Graduated 1935 from Columbia University and 1939 from Juilliard Graduate School of Music. In 1940-41 taught at Hosei University in Tokyo. From 1945 General MacArthur’s Japanese interpreter in occupied Japan. Taught at New School for Social Research in…

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BLAIR, Chauncey J.

BLAIR, Chauncey Justus. Chicago 3.12.1913 — 1999. U.S. Indologist. Probably son of Chauncey Buckley Blair. Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania. In 1959 living in West Hyattsville, Maryland, in 1981 in Bowie, Maryland, and in 1986 in Franconia, N.B. One unclear (undated) net account states that Dr. Chauncey J. Blair died 7.12.…

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BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter

BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter. 1928 — 1995. U.S. Indologist (Bengali). Student of T. W. Clark. Ph.D. 1964 University of Pennsylvania. First taught at Michigan State University, from 1970 at University of Minnesota, later in the 1970s Professor and chairperson of the South Asia Program at the University of Hawaii. Publications:…

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BAHM, Archie John

BAHM, Archie John. Imlay, Michigan 21/22.8.1907 — Albuquerque 12.3.1996.U.S. Philosopher. Son of John Samuel Bahm and Lena Kohn. B.A. 1929 Albion College, Michigan. BothonWikipedia and Prabook explain that he was “Acting Chair of the University of New Mexico’s Department of Philosophy from 1954 to 1955 and again from 1964 to…

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ATKINS, Samuel De Coster

ATKINS, Samuel De Coster. Madison N.J. 25.10.1910 — Pomona Calif. 20.3.2002. U.S. Indologist and IE Scholar. Professor at Princeton University. Studies at Princeton: A.B. 1931, A.M. 1932, Ph.D. 1935. In 1935-37 Assistant at Baylor, then at Princeton: Instructor in Classics and Sanskrit 1937-41, Assistant Professor of Classics and Sanskrit 1941-48…

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