Michael Anthony Curran



b. December 4, 1938 (Northampton, MA) - d. April 21, 2015 (Arlington, MA)

Prepared for Harvard at Portsmouth Priory School

Member of Quincy House

Majored in Slavic languages and literature @ Harvard

While a Harvard student, tutored at Phillips Brooks House; belonged to the Catholic Club, Cercle Francais, the Slavic Society, and Experimenters in International Living.

A big fan of Harvard (History) Professor Oscar Handlin

A linguist -- Russian, Spanish, French, Hungarian

Lived in the Soviet Union after graduation; also lived in Poland

Got a Ph.D. from Harvard -- was on faculty at University of Illinois

Worked for Data Resources Inc. of McGraw-Hill in Lexington - economic data/economic analysis Retired by the year 2000 (our 40th)

In recent years, living in Arlington, Massachusetts, Michael talked about Harvard and his Harvard education a lot with his friends -- displayed proudly his Harvard thesis and diploma

Quite a reader - had a large quantity of books, many in Russian (Trotsky, Nabokov, ---) knew well Michael S. Flier, Harvard Director of Graduate Studies; Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology