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General Information

Name:  Alexander Karanikas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Other Poetry

Born: 1916


Illinois Connection

Dr. Karanikas was a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a graduate of Harvard and Northwestern.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Karanikas was active in the Greek-American community. He served on the editorial committee of the Greek Star newspaper; was a board member of the United Hellenic-American Congress; co-chairman of the National Bicentennial Symposium, "The Greek Experience in America"; served as National Secretary for the American Council for a Democratic Greece (1947); was a District Officer of the American Hellenic Education and Progressive Association; and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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