Reuben Brower, English Professor, Dies of Heart Attack

Reuben A. Brower, Cabot Professor of English Literature, died yesterday afternoon after a heart attack. He was 67.

Brower, a former master of Adams House, became a tutor at Harvard in 1932 and a full professor here in 1953. He spent the 14 years before he got tenure at Harvard teaching at Amherst College.

Brower's family will hold a memorial service for him at 3 p.m. on April 1, at their house at I Hay Road in Belmont. The University will hold a separate memorial service at a time to be announced later.

An expert on English writers, Brower last semester taught English 12a, "Shakespeare: A Survey of the Plays."

He was born in Lanesboro, Pa., in 1908, and graduated summa cum laude from Amherst in 1930. Amherst gave him an honorary doctorate in 1964.


Brower also taught classics at Harvard and Amherst.

He is survived by his wife and three children.