Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Emilio Aguinaldo Lanier

Professor of English at U.S. and Japanese universities

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1924

1926 Harvard (A.M.)

Born  1900  Alcorn MS

Died 1994 Atlanta GA

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Emilio A. Lanier Sr. died at his home in Atlanta, Ga., on March 15. After receiving an A.M. degree from Harvard in 1926, he stayed on in Cambridge taking additional courses and doing personal research. This work was interspersed with years as a college professor until 1951 when he was chosen as one of 35 representative American professors under a program sponsored by the Institute of International Education.

Emilio stayed in Japan from 1951 through 1959 as a faculty member of various Japanese universities. After returning to the states he taught at various universities in the South and returned to Japan to teach and lecture at two summer sessions.

Emilio was first married in 1929 in Norwich, Vt., to Myrtle M. Wilcox and was married a second time in July 1947 to Harumo Nishikawa, who survives him. There had been one child by his first wife. Emilio and his second wife had six children within the first eight years of their marriage. Emilio's son Felix '79 attended Dartmouth.

[Emilio spelled as Emelio in original text.]

Obituary. (Oct 1994). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 87(2), 77.

Other source(s)

  1. Lanier, Emiko. Emilio Auginaldo Lanier, Sr. Retrieved from

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1924