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Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995

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        • Affiliation Start: 1932
        • Affiliation End: 1954
        • Organization: (naf) American Civil Liberties Union
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        • Organization: (naf) National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (U.S.)
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        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
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        • Organization: (naf) Cornell University
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        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
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        (naf) Englewood (N.J.)
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        (naf) Ossining (N.Y.)
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    • found: His Issues of immortality ... c1932.
    • found: Lehman special correspondence files, via WWW, viewed Aug. 4, 2008:correspondent (Lamont, Corliss)
    • found: American national biography online, viewed Aug. 4, 2008(Lamont, Corliss (28 Mar. 1902-26 Apr. 1995); writer and philosopher)
    • found: The New York Times, via WWW, September 20, 2013(April 28, 1995 edition; Corliss Lamont, the Socialist author, teacher and humanist philosopher who battled Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the C.I.A. and other icons of authority in a lifelong fight for civil liberties and international understanding, died on Wednesday, April 26, 1995 in Ossining, N.Y.; he was born on Marc h 28, 1902, in Englewood, N.J., he graduated from Phillips Exeter in 1920 and from Harvard in 1924 with a bachelor's degree and high honors; after a year at Oxford University, he became a philosophy lecturer at Columbia and in 1932 earned a doctor of philosophy degree there; in a career that spanned much of the century, Dr. Lamont wrote 16 books and hundreds of pamphlets on subjects ranging from humanism to McCarthyism, taught at Harvard, Cornell, Columbia and other universities, campaigned for Soviet-American friendship, and weathered false accusations of Communist affiliations; he also served as a director of the American Civil Liberties Union for 22 years (1932-1954), was chairman of the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee for 30 years, won court fights against censure by Senator McCarthy and mail censorship by the Central Intelligence Agency, ran twice for the United States Senate, opposed the Vietnam War and championed the Bill of Rights in countless forums; his books include "The Philosophy of Humanism (1949), "The Illusion of Immortality," (1935) and "The Peoples of the Soviet Union" (1946))
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