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Bradford, Curtis Baker

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  • 1911-1969

Curtis Bradford was Oakes Ames Professor of English Literature at Grinnell College where he served on the faculty from 1946 until his death in 1969. He was a scholar of the work of William Butler Yeats.

Yeats, W. B.

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  • 1865-1939

Yeats was an Irish poet and is considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Apostle, Hippocrates George

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1910 Born in Greece

1922 Moved to New York City

Columbia University. BA, MA in mathematics. Pulitzer Scholar

University of Chicago. Studies philosophy

Laval University (Quebec). Lic. En Phil.

1942 Harvard University. MA, Ph.D.

1942 West Virginia Wesleyan College. Taught mathematics and physics

1943-35 University of Rochester

1945-47 Amherst College. Taught mathematics and philosophy

1947-48 University of Chicago. Taught philosophy of Science

1948-78 Grinnell College. Professor of Mathematics

1961 Myra Steele Professor of Mathematics

1960,1969 Visits to Greece

1978 Retirement

Harrell, Mary Jane Peck

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Mary Jane Harrell (Class of 1938) was an admiring bystander of the Men’s Glee Club because her father, David Peck, had been director of the club for many years.

Oelke, William C.

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  • 1906-1988

William C. Oelke was born in 1906, graduated from Grinnell College in 1928, received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and was a member of the Chemistry faculty at Grinnelll College from 1931 until his retirement in 1977. He died in 1988.

Nilson, Paul Emmanuel

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Paul Emmanuel Nilson graduated from Beloit College in 1911, after which he upheld the long tradition of teaching in Tarsus, Turkey, that the college had established. Harriet Fischer Nilson graduated from Wheaton College in 1912, spent a year teaching in California, and then felt called to work in the mission field; in 1913, she was assigned to teach at the Adana girl's school. Paul and Harriet met through the education and missionary system; shortly before Paul returned to the United States to enter the seminary, he proposed to Harriet, who accepted. They were married after the end of World War I. Both continued to teach in Turkey in the cities of Tarsus, Talas, Diyarbakir, and Mardin. The Nilsons retired in 1957 and returned to the United States.

(Information from Stories from the Vineyard by Dorothy Nilson Fyfe)

Katayama, Sen (Class of 1892)

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  • (1859-1933)

Sen Katayama (1859-1933) graduated from Iowa College in 1892 and completed some graduate studies at Andover Theological Seminary and at Yale University. He worked as a university instructor and a Christian Sunday school teacher upon return to his native Japan but became increasingly active in labor and socialist causes as well. By the time of his burial in the walls of the Kremlin, Katayama had traveled widely and served as an officer in the Comintern.

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