Teacher; professor of education.  Born– January 14, 1931, in Houston, Tex. Parents– A. J. and Lucille (Martin) Graves. Married– Eloise Davis, June 10, 1955. Children– three. Education– Baylor University, B.A., 1956; University of Florida, M.Ed., 1960; Florida State University, Ph.D., 1965. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1951-1954. Taught in Tampa Public Schools, 1957-1963; research assistant, Florida State University, 1963-1965; taught at Auburn University, 1965-1995. Member of National Council of Teachers of English and other professional organizations. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Auburn, 1995.


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