Quentin Anderson

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Quentin Anderson CC '37 PhD '53 was a literary critic at Columbia. Originally hailing from the cultural wastes of South Dakota, he saw the light at Columbia under the wise tutelage of Jacques Barzun and Lionel Trilling, and graduated from the college as valedictorian of his class. In 1961, he was named a full professor in the English Department. Having chaired a disciplinary committee during the 1968 protests, he was named Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities in 1978.

Anderson died in 2003. His apartment was located at 29 Claremont Avenue.