University professor. Born– December 13, 1917, Ridgeway, Pa. Parents– Albert and Emma (Luchs) Amacher. Married– Cordelia Anne Ward, August 26, 1953. Children– One. Education– Ohio University, A.B., 1939; attended the University of Chicago, 1939-1942; University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D, 1947. Taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1944; Yale University, 1944-1945; Rutgers University, 1945-1947; Henderson State Teachers College, 1954-1957; Auburn University 1957-1984; Hargis Professor of American Literature, 1978-84. Fulbright Professor at the University of Wurtzburg, 1961-1962; University of Konstanz in Germany in 1969-1970.  Member American Studies Association.  Member and chair, Auburn Chamber Music Society. Awarded emeritus status on retirement, 1984


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