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LEE, David Russell

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  • Date of Birth: August 20, 1869
  • Born City: Hamilton
  • Born State/Country: ON
  • Parents: Joseph & Rosanna Peregrine L.
  • Date of Death: October 18, 1933
  • Death City: Knoxville
  • Death State/Country: TN
  • Education:

    A.B. Albion Coll. (MI), 1895; A.M., 1901; U. Chicago, 1903-4; A.M. Indiana U., 1905; Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1907; study in London & Rome, 1905.

  • Dissertation:

    "Child-Life, Adolescence and Marriage in Greek New Comedy and in the Comedies of Plautus, A Study of the Relations Represented as Existing between Parents and Their Children" (Wisconsin, 1907); printed (Madison, WI, 1919).

  • Professional Experience:

    Pastor, Robinson, MI, 1896-8; ordained Meth. Epis. minister, 1897; Pastor, Pentwater, MI, 1898-1900; Joy Memorial Church, Grand Rapids, MI, 1901-3; instr. Lat. Indiana U., 1904-5; fell. Lat. U. Wisconsin, 1905-6; asst. Lat., 1906-7; prof. Gk. & Lat. Central Coll. (Fayetteville, MO), 1907-9; prof, class, lit. U. Chattanooga, 1909-16; dir. summ. sch., 1912-6; prof. Gk. U. Tennessee, 1916-33.

  • Notes:

    Lee taught at the University of Tennessee for over 15 years. His library, representing all familiar Greek and Latin authors, is the nucleus of the Tennessee Classics Department's now extensive collection.

  • Sources:

    WhAm 1:715.

  • Author: Harry C. Rutledge