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Thomas English

2005 Inductee


An esteemed professor of English, Thomas’s 66-year involvement with Emory University started in 1925.  He also briefly taught at the Universities of Florida, Wisconsin, Princeton, and Yale.  At Emory University he served as a literary scholar and author.  Active in the university library, he served as the curator of the Joel Chandler Harris Collection for over 50 Years.  Thomas wrote 18 books and had several poetry collections published.  in 1964, he was designated professor emeritus.  in recognition of his achievements, the English Department at Emory named their faculty lounge in his honor.