He was the son of Theodore John Lindley Sr. and Evelyn Cruickshank. He served as a master sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He married Janie Elizabeth Morrison on 2 September 1944 in Essex Falls, New Jersey. He spent most of his career teaching at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in the English Department.
OBITUARY: Clinton Courier, July 2007 issue.
Dwight Newton Lindley, 87, of Walpole, Mass., died on July 18, 2007, in Caritas Norwood Hospital. He was the husband of Janie (Morrison) Lindley, who died in 2001. He was born in Montclair, N.J. on July 4, 1920 to Theodore and Evelyn (Cruikshank) Lindley. He lived and worked in Clinton for many years prior to moving to Walpole in 1996. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1938 and earned BA from Hamilton College in 1942. Following service in the US Army, where he was a master sergeant during WWII, he earned an MA from Columbia in 1947 and a PhD from Columbia University Faculty of Arts and Sciences in English and Comparative Literature in 1958. He taught for two years at Bowdoin College in Maine, then spent the rest of his career at Hamilton College, where he began in 1952 and progressed to hold the Hamilton B. Tompkins Professor of English. During his tenure, he spent six years as chair of the English department, and acting Dean from 1974-75. He co-edited with Francis E. Mineka four volumes of the late letters of John Stuart Mill. He retired in 1982. He is survived by son, David M. and wife, Jane, New York; daughters and sons-in-law, Marguerite "Peggy" and Robert Almanas, Franklin, and Ann and Carlos Aranguren, Madrid, Spain; grandchildren: Camilla (Lindley) and Brian Lynch, Carolyn Lindley, Rachel, Kathryn and Sara Almanas, Maria and Clara Aranguren, and nephews Peter, John and Dan Lindley. A memorial service will be held on July 27 at 10 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church Norwood with a private burial in Hamilton College Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Beth Madonia, c/o Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. Ginley Funeral Home, Walpole.
Dwight N. Lindley
Master Sgt US Army
World War II
July 4, 1920 - July 18, 2007
Janie Elizabeth Morrison Lindley
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