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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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STEPHENSON, WENDELL HOLMES: 1899-1970.

Wendell Holmes Stephenson was born in Cartersburg, Ind., on March 13, 1899, the son of Robert Wans and Virginia Rupe Stephenson. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1923 and A.M. in 1924 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1928 from the University of Michigan. He married Hilda Huff Voyles in 1924 and they had one son, Lamar. Stephenson taught in Indiana schools, 1917-21, and at the University of Kentucky, 1924-26 and 1945-46; Louisiana State University, 1927-45; and Tulane University, 1946-53. He joined the faculty of the University of Oregon in 1953 where he remained until his death on April 14, 1970. At Louisiana State University he was dean of the college of liberal arts during 1941-45. He was awarded honorary degrees by Duke University, 1950, and the University of North Carolina, 1953. He was coeditor of the Southern Biography Series and the ten-volume A History of the South. Stephenson was managing editor of the JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY, 1934--41, and the MISSISSIPPI VALLEY HISTORICAL REVIEW, 1946-53.

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