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ROBINSON, OLIVER WILLIAM : 1911-1972.

Oliver William Robinson was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., on Dec. 14, 1911, the son of Oliver P. Perry and Grace Dunn Robinson. After his father's death in 1921, the family moved to Indiana . He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1933 and the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago in 1939. At Vincennes University Robinson taught English, 1934-43; was professor and head of the English department, 1943-47; and served as academic dean, 1946-47. He joined the faculty of DePauw University in 1947 where he remained until his retirement in 1964. He published several short plays, wrote the words and music for five operettas, and died in 1972.

Information from Directory of American Scholars and Vincennes Public Library.

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