Arthur McCandless Wilson

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Biography

Fellow: Awarded 1956

Field of Study: Biography

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-29-1902

Died: 06-12-1979

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

WILSON, ARTHUR McCANDLESS:  Appointed for the preparation of a biography of Diderot; tenure, twelve months from July 15, 1939.

Born July 29, 1902, at Sherrard, Illinois.  Education:  Yankton College, A.B., 1922; University of Oxford, B.A., 1926, B.Litt., 1927, M.A., 1931 (Rhodes Scholar, Exeter College); Harvard University, M.A., 1930, Ph.D., 1933.

Instructor in History, 1927–29, Grinnell College; Assistant, Instructor and Tutor in History, 1929–33, Harvard University; Instructor in Biography, 1933–36, Assistant Professor, 1936—, and Chairman of the Department, 1937—, Dartmouth College. Instructor in History, University of Washington, Summer, 1931; Assistant Professor of History, University of Missouri, Summer, 1937.

Publications:  French Foreign Policy during the Administration of Cardinal Fleury, 1726–1743: A Study in Diplomacy and Commercial Development, 1936 (awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association, 1938).  Article in French Quarterly. Contributor to Essays in the History of Modern Europe,  1936.

AWARDS WON

National Book, Arts & Letters (Nonfiction), 1973