Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:
HOWARD, LEON. Appointed for a study of the early writings of James Russell Lowell, with particular reference to their literary, intellectual and political backgrounds; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1944.
Born November 8, 1903, Talladega, Alabama. Education: Birmingham-Southern College, A.B., 1923; University of Chicago, M.A., 1926; Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1929. Huntington Library, Research Fellow, 1937–38.
Instructor in History, 1923–24, Simson School; Instructor in English, 1925–26, Emory University Academy; Junior Instructor in English, 1927–30, Johns Hopkins University; Instructor in English, 1930–32, Assistant Professor, 1932–37, Pomona College; Associate Professor of English, 1938–43, Professor, 1943—, Northwestern University.
Publications: The Connecticut Wits, 1943. Editor of The Daily Meditations of Philip Pain, 1936. Articles in Modern Language Notes, Huntington Library Bulletin, American Literature, ELH, Modern Language Quarterly.