Memorial Roster of Mark Twain Scholars, 2016 Update

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Memorial Roster of Mark Twain Scholars, 2016 Update


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BAKER, LAURA NELSON (January 7, 1911, Humbolt, Iowa-January 10, 2003, Minneapolis, Minnesota). Attended University of Minnesota (1929-31). Author, editor, librarian. Professional career at Richfield {MI) News (1949-53), University of California, Berkeley (1955-57). Publications include Dear, Dear Livy, co-author with Adrien Stoutenburg (1963).

DAVID, BEVERLY ROSE "PENNY" (August 27, 1927, Detroit, Michigan - November 19,2013, Green Valley, Arizona). Michigan State University doctorate (1976). Professional career at Western Michigan University (1964-94). Publications include Mark Twain and His Illustrators, Volume 1 (1986); The Oxford Mark Twain, 29-volume set (contributor, 1996); Mark Twain and His Illustrators, Volume 2 (2001).

GREGORY, RALPH (September 27, 1909, Washington, Missouri - September 25, 2015, Marthasville, Missouri). Missouri historian. Attended Vanderbilt University. Curator of the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine in Florida, Missouri (1960-74). Curator of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri (1974-77). Publications include Mark Twain's First America: Florida, Missouri 1835-1840 (1965).

HAGOOD, ROBERTA ROLAND (December 7,1910, Hannibal, Missouri - March 21,2014, Hannibal, Missouri). Hannibal LaGrange College graduate (1933). Professional career as teacher and educator. Hannibal, Missouri historian. Publications include The Story of Hannibal (coauthor with James Hurley Hagood, 1976), Hannibal, 7oo (coauthor with James Hurley Hagood, 1986), Hannibal: Mark Twain's Town (coauthor with James Hurley Hagood, 1987), Hannibal Yesterdays (coauthor with James Hurley Hagood, 1992), Hannibal Heritage (coauthor with James Hurley Hagood and Dave Thomson, 2003).

HOWARD, GOLDENA ROLAND (April 17,1914, Hannibal, Missouri - December 15, 2000, Hannibal, Missouri). Columbia College graduate. Professional career at the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia. Publications include The Mark Twain Book (co-author with husband Oliver Nelson Howard, 1985).

KAPLAN, JUSTIN DANIEL (September 5,1925, Manhattan, NewYork-March 2, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts) Harvard graduate (1944). Biographer and editor. Publications include Pulitzer prize winner Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain (1966), Mark Twain and His World (1974), Lincoln Steffens: A Biography (1974), Walt Whitman: A Life (1980), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (editor 1992, 2002), When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in the Gilded Age (2006).

KRUMPELMANN, JOHN THEODORE (August 8, 1892, New Orleans, Louisiana-June 12, 1986, Baton Rouge, Louisiana). Harvard doctorate (1924). Professional career Louisiana State University (1938-1962). Publications include Mark Twain and the German Language (1953).

LATHEM, EDWARD CONNERY (December 15,1926, Littleton, New Hampshire - May 15, 2009, Hanover, New Hampshire). Oxford University doctorate (1961). Librarian, historian and editor. Professional career at Dartmouth College (1952-2009). Publications include Mark Twain's Four Weeks in England, 1907 (2006).

LEMASTER, JIMMIE RAY (J. R.) (March29,1934, Pike County, Ohio-June29, 2014, Waco, Texas). Bowling Green Unversity doctorate (1970). Professional career at Defiance College (1962-1977); Baylor University (1977-2006). Publications include The New Mark Twain Handbook (1985, coauthor with Eugene Hudson Long); The Mark Twain Encyclopedia ( 1993,2011, coeditor with James D. Wilson).

MCKOWN, ROBIN (January 27,1907, Boulder, Colorado-August 1975, Beaver Dams, New York).Graduate University of Colorado at Boulder. Writer of biographies for young adults. Publications include Mark Twain: Novelist, Humorist, Satirist, Grassroots Historian, and America's Unpaid Goodwill Ambassador at Large (1974).

PELLOWE, WILLIAM CHARLES SMITHSON (December 9, 1890, Bristol, England-March 2,1965, Adrian, Michigan). …

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