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Charles R. Bagley (1893-1964)

Charles R. Bagley was an American educator who taught French, primarily at Swarthmore and Dartmouth Colleges.

He was born and raised in Moyock, North Carolina, son of Raleigh Old Bagley and Eva Berryman (Dudley) Bagley. His early education was in a one-room schoolhouse, then at Moyock Academy. He attended William and Mary College, transferring to Trinity College (now Duke University), from which he received an A.B. in 1914 and A.M. in 1915. He was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar in 1917, which was deferred because of the war; he later attended St. John's College, Oxford, receiving a B.A. (honors) in 1921, B.Litt. (1922), and M.A (1932). He also received a Diplome d'Etudes at the University of Paris, and a diploma in French language and literature from the University of Poitiers. He was awarded an honorary M.A. by Dartmouth College in 1932.

He served as captain in the 321st Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, during World War I.

He taught French at Swarthmore College from 1923 to 1930, and at Dartmouth College from 1930 until 1960, as Edward Tuck Professor of the French Language and Literature. He returned to St. John's College, Oxford, as a visiting lecturer and tutor in 1945-46, and again in 1951-52. In his retirement, he was affiliated with Mills College in Oakland, California.

He was married in 1926 to Florence Schoch Kennedy.

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Author: Steven Bagley

Created: 2017-06-01 Thu 20:30