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ALLPORT, GORDON WILLARD: 1897-1967.

Gordon Willard Allport was born on Nov. 11, 1897, in Montezuma, Ind., the son of John Edwards and Nellie Edith Wise Allport. He received all of his academic degrees from Harvard University: A.B. in 1919, A.M. in 1921, and Ph.D. in 1922. He studied in Europe in Berlin, Hamburg, and Cambridge during 1922-24 as holder of the Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. He married Ada Lufkin Gould on June. 30, 1925, and they had one son, Robert Bradlee. Allport taught at Robert College (Istanbul, Turkey), 1919-20; Harvard University, 1924-26; and Dartmouth College, 1926-30. He began teaching again at Harvard University in 1930 and became professor of psychology at that institution in 1942. He was director of the National Opinion Research Center and a member of the National Commission for UNESCO. He served in the armed forces during World War I. In World War II he worked on the Emergency Committee in Psychology, specializing in problems of civilian morale and rumor. Allport died on Oct. 9, 1967.

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