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Lawler, Lillian B. (Lillian Beatrice), 1898-1990



  • Existence: 1898-1990

Lillian Beatrice Lawler was born June 30, 1898, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a bachelor's degree in 1919 from the University of Pittsburgh, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa in 1921 and 1925. From 1923 to 1925, she was an instructor in classics and art history at the University of Iowa. After a year of further study at the American Academy in Rome, she was an assistant professor of classics at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, from 1926 to 1929.

By far the largest portion of Lillian Lawler's career took place at Hunter College in New York. Beginning as an instructor in 1929, she underwent a series of changes in title and responsibilities, culminating in her achievement of the rank of full professor in 1955 and professor emeritus status in 1959. In the years from 1928 to 1935, she was also an Archeological Institute of America travelling lecturer. She was a visiting professor at the University of Iowa from 1961 to 1967, and remained a resident of the Iowa City area until her death on December 13, 1990.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lillian B. Lawler papers

Identifier: IWA0034
Abstract Scholar at the State University of Iowa in 1923.