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Jack Lee Capps

1963 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Hennig Cohen
"Emily Dickinson's Reading 1836-1886: A study of the Sources of Her Poetry"

Jack Lee Capps, American military officer, educator. Decorated Commendation medal United States Army; recipient Service award, John Brown Society of America, 1970, Silver Beaver award, Boy Scouts of America, 1980.

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1940. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1963.

Battery officer Commander 7th Field Artillery, Schaubauch, Germany, 1949—1952. Operations officer 82d Airborne Division Artillery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1952—1953. Battery Commander and adjutant 86th Missile Battalion, Chicago, 1954—1956.

Military advisory Imperial Ethiopian Military Academy, Adoisababa, Ethiopia, 1956—1958. Professor United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1959—1988. Chairman english department United States Military Academy, West Point, 1981—1988.

Visiting professor University Massachusetts, 1965, American University, Beirut, 1970, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England, 1980. Colonel United States Army, 1948-1988.


Tour director Hanover Area History Society, 1994—2000. President. Rotary International, 1992—1993. Institutional representative Boy Scouts American, West Point, 1977—1987.

Fellow: Harry S. Truman Institute. Member: American Association of University Professor, Modern Language Association.