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Louis A. Strauss
The Michigan Alumnus 58-65

Louis A. Strauss has been pro
moted from instructor in English to
 assistant professor of English. He 
was born in Chicago in 1872 and after 
graduation from a Chicago high 
school entered the University.

 1893 he received the degree of Bachelor
 of Letters, in '94 that of Master of 
Philosophy, and in 1900 that of Doc
tor of Philosophy. His thesis was
 entitled "The English Novel." He
 served as assistant in English 1893-
95, and since 1895 has been instructor.

His early work was largely with the
 classes in composition, but with the 
separation of the old department of 
English and rhetoric into two de
partments he was assigned to the literature side.