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date: 14 November 2019

Mizener, Arthur Moorelocked

(03 September 1907–11 February 1988)
  • Ann W. Engar


Mizener, Arthur Moore (03 September 1907–11 February 1988), biographer and educator, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of Mason Price Mizener and Mabel Moore. The Mizener family came to America from Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mizener’s grandfather had a coal company and at one point was mayor of Erie. Mizener’s father ran the company for some years before he had a nervous breakdown. The family was comfortably well off and part of the small-town aristocracy of Erie. Mizener graduated from Princeton University in 1930 and earned his M.A. in 1932 at Harvard University. In 1934 he received his Ph.D. from Princeton and also began teaching at Yale. In July 1935 he married Elizabeth Rosemary Paris, with whom he had two children....

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