Fore, Harry Franklin | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Harry F. Fore was born at Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, March 25, 1879, the son of John Warren and Rose (Owen) Fore. His father, who was a farmer, was born in Iowa, February 8, 1849, and died at Albany, June 18, 1912. His ancestors were Frenchmen who came through Netherlands to America in 1750. His mother was born of Welsh and English parentage in Texas, February 22, 1854, and died at Albany, March 12, 1884.
Dean Fore attended the country schools of Missouri, and the town school at Gentryville, Missouri, and in 1900 was graduated from Stanberry Normal School. He was awarded the A. B. degree at the University of Missouri, in 1905, and a B. S. in Education in 1906. He attended the University of Chicago during the summer sessions of 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1921, and 1923, and was awarded a fellowship in English at the University of Chicago, in 1924. Active in debating, he was a member of the Union Literary Society; was elected to membership in Sigma Delta Chi; and was a member of Tan Kappa Alpha and Delta Tan Delta.
Principal of the high school at Van Buren, Arkansas, 1905 to 1907, he was instructor in English at the A. and M. College in Mississippi, 1907-08; and was associate professor of English at Purdue University from 1908 to 1928. He was head of the English department and acting dean of the graduate school at Creighton University. He is the author of Life of Josieh Gilbert Holland; Courtley Love in Shakespeare.
He had three children: Elizabeth, born June 14, 1914; Frances, born February 22, 1916; and Louise, born January 12, 1918.
During the World War, Dean Fore was on the publicity committee and was a speaker in various loan campaigns. He was a member of the Business and Professional Men's Club.