Ransom, John B. (John Bostick), 1920-2000

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John B. Ransom, III was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from Wallace University School and attended Vanderbilt University from 1938 to 1940. He then transferred to the University of the South, earning a bachelor's degree in 1942. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he earned a master's degree in American literature at Stanford University, writing a dissertation on the fiction of Robert Penn Warren. He then attended Oxford University and the Sorbonne before serving for ten years in Paris as education adviser for the Army's Seine Area Command. He served as Director of Admissions at the University of the South and then became Secretary of the University. He died in Sewanee, Tenn., on Mar. 4, 2000.

From the description of John B. Ransom, III Collection. (Vanderbilt University Library). WorldCat record id: 263688742

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creatorOf Ransom, John B. (John Bostick), 1920-2000. John B. Ransom, III Collection. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
referencedIn Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993. Creative Writing Program : correspondence and manuscripts, 1949-1992. Stanford university libraries
referencedIn Wallace Earle Stegner Creative Writing Program : correspondence and manuscripts, 1949-1992 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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correspondedWith Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968 person
correspondedWith Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Francis, 1910-1980 person
correspondedWith Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979 person
associatedWith Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993. person
correspondedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 person
correspondedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Authors, American
Authors, American
Poets, American
Poets, American


Birth 1920-09-12

Death 2000


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