STEARN, Clement Hodgson

  • STEARN, Clement Hodgson
Date of Birth
Born City
London
Born State/Country
England
Date of Death
Death City
Hamilton
Death State/Country
ON
Married
Doris Lillian Phillips, 1 Jan. 1916; Rosalynde Fuller Osborne, May 1947.
EDUCATION

B.A. Queens Coll., Cambridge, 1910; B.D. Regent's Park Coll. (London, Eng.), 1912; study at Leipzig, Heidelberg, Hamburg, 1912-3; Ph.D., U. Toronto, 1940.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Class, mstr., Bishop's Stortford Coll., 1919-22; prof, class, dept. head, McMaster U., 1929-54; sec.-treas., pres. CAC, 1959-60; chaplain to H.M. forces, German E. Africa, 1916-17; France, 1917-19.

DISSERTATION

"Aristophanes and his Audience" (Toronto, 1940).

PUBLICATIONS

"A Kalyx-Crater at McMaster University," Phoenix 2 (1948) 37-44; University and Community in the Canadian Democracy (Hamilton, Ont., 1948).

NOTES

"Clem" Steam's schooling under W. H. D. Rouse at Perse School, Cambridge, invested him with lasting insights into the direct method of teaching Latin and Greek, and with a penchant for grammar and pronunciation. A committed teacher and selfless administrator, a non-publishing scholar, he captivated students with his forays into classical art ("Steam's Urns" was a perennial and cherished offering). His roles as president of the Hamilton Art Gallery and director of extension at McMaster for 16 years helped to win valuable support for the classics from the citizenry and from patrons in Hamilton and the region.

SOURCES

WhWhCan (1951-2) 140; E. T. Salmon, Phoenix 21 (1967) 236.

AUTHOR
Alexander G. McKay