WEILER, Royal W

WEILER, Royal W. Allentown, PA 1928? — Philadelphia County ?.1.1987 (when 59). U.S. Indologist. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Fred W. Weiler Sr. and J. Katharine Edwards. Graduated 1945 from Allen High School. Studies at University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1951), Ph.D. there 1956 (under W. N. Brown). Then one year further…

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MURRAY, Donald S.

MURRAY, Donald Shipley. 1916 — 1990. U.S. Statistician apparently interested in South Asia. Studied economics: B.S., 1937; A.M., 1944; Ph. D., 1944. Professor of Statistics at University of Pennsylvania, emeritus 1980. In 1977-80 Assistant Chairman of Department of South Asia Regional Studies. Publications: ??? Sources: Not in the Dir. Am.…

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SENN, Alfred

SENN, Alfred. Blotzheim, Alsace (then Germany) 19.3.1899 — Ashford, CT 9.2.1978. Swiss Linguist of Baltic, German and IE in Lithuania and the U.S.A. Born in Alsace near Swiss border as the son of a farmer, studied at Fribourg and Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1921 Fribourg, went immediately to Lithuania. In 1922-30 taught…

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SALYS, Antanas

SALYS, Antanas. Reketé 21.7.1902— Philadelphia 31.7.1972. Lithuanian IE and Baltic Linguist, later in the U.S.A. Studies at Kaunas and Leipzig (Trautmann). Ph.D. 1929 Leipzig. In the 1930s PD of IE at Vytautas University in Kaunas, developed experimental phonetics of Lithuanian. In 1944 emigrated to Germany and later to the U.S.A.…

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KRAMRISCH, Stella

KRAMRISCH, Stella (married Neményi). Nikolsburg (now Mikulov), Moravia 29.5.1898 — Malvern, Pa. 31.8.1993. Austrian Art Historian in India and the U.S.A. Professor in Calcutta and Philadelphia. Born in Moravia, daughter of Isidor Kr. The family moved to Vienna when she was ten and she attended there classical gymnasium. Studied art…

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KENT, Roland G.

KENT, Roland Grubb. Wilmington, Del. 24.2.1877 — Bryn Mawr, Pa. 27.6.1952. U.S. Latin, IE and Iranian scholar. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Lindley Coates Kent, a lumber merchant, and Anna Grubb. Educated at Swarthmore College. A.B. 1895, B.Litt. 1896, A.M. 1898. Further studies in 1899-1900 at Berlin, 1900 at Munich,…

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EDGERTON, Franklin

EDGERTON, Franklin. Lemars, Iowa 24.7.1885 — Laramie, Wyoming 7.12.1963. U.S. Indologist. Professor in New Haven. Son of a civil servant, Charles Eugene E., and Annie Benedict White, his younger brothers were the lawyer Henry White E. (1888–1970) and the Egyptologist William Franklin E. (1893–1970). Though born in the West, the…

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EASTON, Morton William

EASTON, Morton William. Hartford, Conn. 18.8.1841 — Mount Gretna, Pa. 21.8.1917. U.S. Linguist. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Oliver Hastings E. and Emeline Maria Brace, a Puritan family. Educated at Hartford High School, studies at Yale (A.B. 1863). From 1867 studied medicine at Columbia University (Med.dr. 1866), then further studies…

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DRESDEN, Mark J.

DRESDEN, Mark Jan. Amsterdam 26.4.1911 — Philadelphia 16.8.1986. Dutch Indologist and Iranian scholar in the U.S.A. Citizen of the U.S.A., Professor in Philadelphia. Son of the composer Sem Dr. (1881–1957) and Jacoba Dhont, educated in Amsterdam. Studies of classical and especially Indo-Iranian philology at Amsterdam, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1937 (under…

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DALES, George F., Jr

DALES, George Franklin, Jr. Akron, Ohio 13.8.1927 — Berkeley 18.4.1992. U.S. Archaeologist. Professor in Berkeley. In 1945-48 served in marine corps in China, then studied  at University of Akron (B.A. 1953 in Classical studies) and University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. 1960 in Near Eastern Archaeology). In 1960-63 he was Assistant Curator…

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