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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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RYF, ROBERT STANLEY: 1918-

Robert Stanley Ryf , son of Otto M. and Alice C. Dutton Ryf, was born on Aug. 12, 1918, in Berne, Ind. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1939 and A.M. in 1953 from Occidental College and the Ph.D. degree in 1956 from Columbia University. On July 30, 1943, he married Elaine Abbitt and they had two children, Steven and Susan. Ryf was a writer for the Columbia Broadcasting System ( Los Angeles ), 1945-48, and worked as a free-lance writer during 1948-53. He joined the faculty of Occidental College in 1955 where he became professor of English and comparative literature in 1963 and chairman of the department in 1965. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1940-45.

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