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Frank Bergon

Frank Bergon, English language educator, writer. Fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1985-1986, American Council of Learned Societies, 1979-1980, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1966-1967, Wallace Stegner Foundation, 1965-1966; named to Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, 1998.

Background

  • Bergon, Frank was born on February 24, 1943 in Ely, Nevada. Son of Frank Albert and Lina Rose (Mendive) Bergon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English summa cum laude, Boston College, 1965; Postgrad., Stanford University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy in English, Harvard University, 1973.

    Career

    • Fellow in teaching Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968-1970, 71. Director American Culture Program Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1982-1985, professor English, since 1972. Part time lecturer Newton College, 1971-1972.

      Visiting associate professor University Washington, 1980-1981.

    Works

    • Shoshone Mike
    • In 1911 a posse chased an itinerant Shoshone family across 200 hundred miles of Nevada desert and slaughtered them.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, American Studies Association, Western Literature Association, Association Study of Literature and the Environment, John Burroughs Association (board directors).

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Holly St. John Neil, July 28, 1979.
    • mother: Lina Rose (Mendive) Bergon
    • spouse: Holly St. John Neil
    • father: Frank Albert Bergon
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    Born February 24, 1943
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      Boston College
    • 1966
      Stanford University
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1968 - 1970
      Fellow, in teaching Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      director, American Culture Program Vassar College
      Poughkeepsie, New York, United States