Imlah, Albert Henry
- Existence: 1901-01-30 -- 1989-07-08 - 1989-07-08
James Albert Henry Imlah (1901-1989) was Professor of History at Tufts University, 1927-1956. Imlah also held the post of Professor of Diplomatic History at the Fletcher School, and was Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History, 1958-1970 before retiring in 1970.
James Albert Henry Imlah was born in 1901 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He became an Instructor in History at Tufts University in 1927. In 1929, he attained the rank of Assistant Professor, and in 1935 he was made a full professor, a position he held until 1956. Imlah held the posts of Professor of Diplomatic History at the Fletcher School and Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History, 1958-1970. Upon retiring in 1970, he was granted the status of Professor Emeritus. Imlah died on July 8, 1989.
In his honor, the Albert H. Imlah European History Prize is given for either distinguished work in the History of Western Civilization course or to promote reading in the honors program, or in comparable programs in history. The Albert H. Imlah Excellence in History Prize is awarded to a senior for excellence in history.