Grisham, Marjorie Fox

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Grisham, Marjorie Fox

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Marjorie Eileen Fox Grisham (1923-2010), born in East Alton, IL, earned a B.A (1945) and M.A. in English (1948) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She married Fred Lawrence Grisham, a warrant officer in 1955, who later worked for Sverdrup Corp. Her theses topics at the University of Illinois were: "Maxwell Anderson as a social critic" (B.A. 1945) and "William Marion Reedy and the St. Louis Mirror" (M.S. 1948). Marjorie Fox Grisham was appointed administrative secretary to the Dean of the Washington University School of Medicine in 1949 in order to prepare a history of the school.

Marjorie E. Fox wrote a draft for a history of Washington University that is in the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives along with accompanying research correspondence notes and other materials, 1949-1952. She published an article related to this work in 1952: Grisham, Marjorie E. Fox, Joseph Nash McDowell and the Medical department of Kemper Colllege, 1840-1845, Missouri Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 12, July 1956, page 358-371. She compiled A Thousand Topics for Composition, for the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, first published in 1951. She taught English for the University of Maryland Overseas program in 1957-1958. According to her obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for May 2, 2010, she was a Professor of English and she died in Virginia on April 16, 2010.

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