Oscar CargillOscar Cargill (19 March 1898, Livermore Falls, Maine – 18 April 1972, Montclair, New Jersey) was an author, editor, and professor of English.
He graduated in 1922 from Wesleyan University and became an English instructor at Marietta College and then Michigan State University. He enrolled as a graduate student at Columbia University, studied in 1927–1928 at Stanford University on a Cutting fellowship from Columbia, and received his doctorate from Columbia in 1930. Cargill became a professor at New York University, served for some years as the chair of the English department, and from 1948 to 1966 was the director of N.Y.U.'s American civilization program.
Most of Cargill's publications dealt with the works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American authors. Upon his death he was survived by his widow, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Provided by Wikipedia