Frederick A. Masse Jr. papers, 1978-1986


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1.20 cubic ft.

Frederick Arthur Masse, Jr. (circa 1931- April 25, 1987) was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick A. and Mildred A. (Grimes) Masse and was one of five children, Shirley, Francis, David, and Myrna. He received his B.A. from Tufts in English (A 1952). He served later in the U. S. Foreign Service in Ethiopia in the early 1960s. During his life, Masse taught in Ethiopia, Iran, Sudan, Great Britain and Newport, RI. Masse was an English teacher for the Ministry of Fine Arts and Education in Addis Ababa 1958-1961 and 1963-1966. During this time he also served as tutor to two of Emperor Hailie Selassie's grandchildren. In 1962-1963 Masse taught high school in Khartoum. He served as a visiting lecturer in English as a Foreign Language at Georgetown University in the summer of 1975. From 1976 to circa 1978 he taught for the Imperial Iranian Navy. He also taught as English instructor at the Washington Technical Institute. After retiring as a teacher, he lived in Miami, Florida. Masse married Margaret Page (Margaret M. Massé), a Howard University graduate, in November 1970, but they were divorced by 1978.

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