North American Scholar

TURNER, Edward Kimbrough

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1871-12-14
  • Born City: Choctaw Co.
  • Born State/Country: AL
  • Parents: Rev. Edward Marmaduke & Rannie Gilder T.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1947-09-09
  • Death City: Atlanta
  • Death State/Country: GA
  • Married: Frances Hopkins Lee, Dec. 1902.
  • Education:

    A.B. Southern (now Birmingham-Southern) U., 1890; A.M., 1892; M.A. Vanderbilt, 1895; study at Leipzig, Berlin, Halle, 1900-2; Ph.D. Halle, 1902.

  • Professional Experience:

    Prof. Lat. lang. & lit. Emory Coll., 1903-43; pres. Southern Classical Asso., 1939-40; CAMWS, 1941-2.

  • Dissertation:

    "Quaestiones criticae in Platonis Lachetem" (Halle, 1903).

  • Notes:

    Edward Kimbrough Turner was one of the few faculty who moved with Emory College from Oxford, GA, to a new campus in Atlanta. A vigorous and esteemed teacher, he was the senior member of the faculty when he retired. He continued to teach after retirement during the war years. He wrote almost nothing of a scholarly nature; his chief interest was in original Latin compositions.

  • Sources:

    Turner file in Emory U. Library special collections.

  • Author: Herbert W. Benario