Roy Temple House

Inducted: 1983

ROY TEMPLE HOUSE (1878-1963) founded the international literary quarterly Books Abroad in 1927 during his long tenure on the University of Oklahoma faculty. He was chairman of the OU modern languages department from 1918 until 1942. Dr. House’s eminence as a scholar and linguist was recognized both in this country and abroad. The author of several books, he was translator of numerous foreign plays and contributed critical articles, book reviews and translations to some of this country’s most prominent newspapers and other periodicals. His honors in the United States and elsewhere are far too numerous to list.