Waldo Hilary Dunn United States

Biography of Waldo Hilary Dunn

Waldo Hilary Dunn, a US academic and author, graduated DLitt from the University of Glasgow in 1916.

Born in Rutland, Ohio, son of Arthur, a teacher, Dunn graduated BA and MA from Yale and became Professor of English Language and Literature at the College of Wooster, Ohio.

Dunn enrolled as an Research Student of Arts at the University on 9 October 1913 to undertake research on English Literature under Professor William Macneile Dixon, of whom he said "the example of his high scholarship "lightly borne," together with the self-effacing kindness of true culture, has been an inspiration to me." Dunn graduated DLitt with his thesis English biography in 1916, in the preface of which he includes in his thanks Robert Sangster Rait, Professor of Scottish History and Literature.

Dunn became Professor of Rhetoric and English Composition at Wooster, and published extensively. In 1967, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The College of Wooster, and a Waldo H. Dunn Prize was established for the best English Senior Independent critical analysis thesis.


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  • R14/1 List of Research students and fellows, with index Feb 1897-Oct 1924


Waldo Hilary Dunn
Born 4 October 1882.
Died 5 May 1969.
GU Degree: DLitt, 1916; Arts,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: academics; authors
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow, US academic and author
Record last updated: 2nd May 2013

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