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Smith, Lewis Worthington



  • Existence: 1866-1947


Lewis Worthington Smith was born in Malta, Illinois on November 22 , 1866. He studied at Beloit Academy and at Fairfield College in Nebraska, where he took his Ph.D. He did graduate work at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Cotner College in Bethany, Nebraska. After teaching for some time in Nebraska, he taught for four year at Tabor College. He joined the faculty of Drake University where he became head of the English Department in 1902. He was appointed a dean of Drake University in 1936. He retired in 1940.

He published over two dozen books and numerous articles, poems, and plays during his career. His textbook The Mechanism of English Style brought him royalties for twenty years. His play The Art of Life was a staple of midwestern touring troupes for many years.

Lewis Smith died in Des Moines in December 1947.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lewis Worthington Smith Papers

Identifier: msc0702
Scope and Contents

There are no contents, the information for this collection has been moved to the Iowa Author’s Manuscript Collection, MsC0869.

Dates: 1942-1946