TEN HOOR, MARTEN, 1890-1967


Educator, writer. Born– Apr. 21, 1890 in Franeker, Netherlands. Parents– Foppe Marten and Elizabeth Petranella (Kok) ten Hoor. Came to the U.S. in 1896; became a naturalized U.S. citizen, 1918. . Married– Marie Magdalen Schanz, Dec. 31, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army, WWI, 1918-1919.  Education– attended Calvin Jr. College in 1909; University of Michigan, A.B., A.M., Ph.D.   Worked as a  private tutor, 1909-1911; 1911-1944 taught successively at Washington College and the Universities of Michigan, Illinois, and Tulane;  professor of philosophy and dean of College of Arts and Science at University of Alabama, 1944-1960. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies (chairman, 1955-1958; on board of directors after 1958); awarded several honorary doctorates. Ten Hoor Hall on the University of Alabama campus, used for faculty offices and classrooms, is named in his honor.  Died October 10, 1976.


Who’s Who in America, 1962-1963.


Education for Privacy. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1960.

Freedom Limited; an Essay on Democracy. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1954.

A Handbook for Teachers in Hospital Schools. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1962.

The Problems of Thinking and Knowing. Ann Arbor, Mich.; Edwards Brothers, 1933.

The Role of Music in Culture. Ann Arbor; University of Mich., 1961.


A collection of the papers of Marten ten Hoor is held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.