In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

Ann Howard, a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno for 37 years, died this past spring in Danbury, Connecticut. She was 94 years old.

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Howard was a graduate of the University of New Mexico. She held a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and later earned a Ph.D. in English.

Professor Howard taught and directed the remedial English program at the University of New Mexico before both she and her husband, Bill, an art professor, joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in 1963. She was the only woman on the English department faculty at that time. Dr. Howard was instrumental in the establishment of a women’s studies program at the University of Nevada.

Professor Howard was the author of The Long Campaign: A Biography of Anne Martin (University of Nevada Press, 1985). Martin, an 1894 graduate of the University of Nevada, was a founder of the university’s department of history. She traveled the state from end to end in an ultimately successful campaign that led to the passage of women’s suffrage in Nevada in 1914.

Professor Howard retired in 2000 after teaching at the university for nearly four decades.


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