Fraser Neiman was a College of William and Mary professor from 1938-1976. He was married to Stella Neiman. Prior to working at William & Mary, he received his A.B. degree from Amherst and both hi(?) From 1936 to 1938 he held teaching positions at Harvard and Radcliffe. He had membership in both Phi Beta Kappa and the American Association of University Professors .
War Service and Aftermath
From 1942 - 1946 he took a three and half year leave of absence to serve in the army, where he was eventually promoted to major. In an interview with the Flat Hat after his return, where he discusses his work as a prisoner interrogator, he stated, "The most surprising thing to me was the ease with which I got information from the prisoners— especially as the Americans began advancing! Although we felt hostility toward them because they were enemies, we regarded them as a bunch of sad sacks. There was very little hedging. The deserters were so eager to help that they were inaccurate and gave extra information.". Later, along with Gordon B. Ringgold, he started a small program, the aim of which was to "give a small number of interested and qualified male students an opportunity to undertake research and analysis training which, along with a moderate amount of military training, will lead to commissions as second lieutenants in the Military Intelligence Reserve." 
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Fraser Neiman in the SCRC database.
- February 6, 1946 Flat Hat
- October 12, 1948 Flat Hat
- April 20, 1948 Flat Hat
- March 13, 1946 Flat Hat, "Dr. Frazer Neiman Turns From Prisoners To 'Vets': Former Officer Dislikes Rum-Cokes Relishes Roquefort Cheese & Shrimp"
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