Winslow, Donald J.
- Existence: 1911 -- 2010 - 2010
Donald J. Winslow was born in Newton, Massachusetts and attended Tufts University, where he was editor of the Tufts Weekly during his senior year. Winslow graduated in 1934 with a bachelor's in English, followed by a master's in 1935. He went on to earn his doctorate in English at Boston University in 1942 and joined its faculty shortly after. Except for his years of military service during World War II, Winslow remained at Boston University for 41 years. He chaired the English Department from 1952-62 and retired in 1977.
Donald J. Winslow was born to Guy Monroe and Clara Austin Winslow on December 21, 1911. Winslow was born in Newton and attended Tufts University from 1930-1934, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and the editor of the Tufts Weekly during his senior year.
Winslow graduated in 1934 with a bachelor's degree in English. Because there were few suitable jobs during the Depression, Tufts offered graduates who could not find a job the possibility to complete a master's free of charge. Donald Winslow benefited from this offer and eventually graduated with a master's in English in 1935. He then earned his doctorate in English at Boston University in 1942 and joined its faculty shortly thereafter. Except for his years of military service during World War II, Winslow taught at Boston University for 41 years. He chaired its English Department from 1952-62 and retired in 1977.
During his retirement, Winslow worked as a bibliographer for the journal Biography, taught courses on biography, and continued to publish on Thomas Hardy. When creating the online auto-biographical exhibit for DCA in 2008, he was still working as an historian and archivist for the College Archives at Lasell College in Auburndale, Massachusetts. Winslow married Lois Ella Nelson in 1941 and had two children, Paul Nelson and the late Sanford Austin. Louis and Donald were divorced in 1963. Later on, Donald Winslow married Charlotte Holt Lindgren, a professor of English at Emerson College. Winslow's father, Guy Winslow, was also a Tufts graduate (A.B. 1895, Ph.D. 1898) who served as a Trustee of Tufts for over 30 years.
Donald J. Winslow died July 10, 2010 at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Lindgren Winslow, and his son Paul Nelson.