Harry R. Lewis <'68>


Wiki says "Harry Roy Lewis (born 1947) ". So 68 is his age. But what is unusual to me is the format: '68. Normally it is written as "Harry R. Lewis,68,". So I wonder whether the format is well accepted in modern English.

Thanks in advance
Harry's Harvard
Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis '68 calls himself a “Harvard lifer”—a breed he fears is dying out.

  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    No, this means he graduated with a degree from Harvard in 1968. We would say he was in the Class of '68.

    In college magazines and newspapers it is common to include the class year of people who graduated from that college when they are mentioned. That's a website from Harvard University.


    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    In 1968 he was 21, and at Harvard as a student. That is, I believe, how US student magazines notate the graduation year.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    Tomato/tomato. Oxford/Harvard. :D

    Wiki: "In English language punctuation, a serial comma or series comma (also called an Oxford comma or a Harvard comma) is a comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and or or) in a series of three or more terms."
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