Walter Werner Arndt was a world-renowned scholar and translator of Russian and Polish. At the time of his death, he was the Sherman Fairchild Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, of Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth College. With degrees in business administration from Warsaw University, in political science and economics from Oxford University, a master's degree in engineering from Robert College, a PhD in comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, Arndt was well known for his metric translations, which included versions of Goethe's Faust, Aleksandr Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, a number of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, as well as works by Busch and others, his translation of Eugene Onegin won the Bollingen Poetry Translation Prize in 1962. Arndt was born to German parents in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1916, he had 12 years of classical schooling at Silesia. In 1934 he studied Economics and Political science. After Oxford, Arndt moved to Warsaw, Poland for graduate study, where he learned Polish and Russian.
In 1939, after Hitler's invasion of Poland, he joined the anti-Nazi forces, was captured by the Germans and, after escaping from a German POW camp, spent a year in the Polish underground making his way back to Istanbul. From 1942 to 1945, Arndt was active in intelligence work on behalf of allied forces, he worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the Office of War Information where he forged Nazi documents and passes until the end of the war. It was in Istanbul that he met and married Miriam Bach and had 2 sons while teaching and studying at Robert College where he received a degree in mechanical engineering, he worked in U. N. refugee resettlement between 1944 and 1949 until he was able to arrange emigration to the United States with his family. They lived in Tennessee North Carolina where their 2 daughters were born. In 1956 he received his doctorate in comparative linguistics and classics from UNC, he taught classics and modern languages at Guilford College and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
In 1963 he was awarded Yale University's Bollingen Prize for Translation, in recognition of his translation of Aleksandr Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin." In 1966 he accepted the chair of the Russian department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Semi-retired since 1986, he continued to write well into his 93rd year, his final published work, an elaboration of his earlier version of his memoirs published as "A Picaro in Hitler's Europe," was completed in 2003. Arndt, 94, died on February 15, 2011, he was survived by his wife, his 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Arndt was an accomplished polyglot, possessing near-native fluency in Russian and Polish in addition to his native German, he was known to have a command of Latin, Greek and Czech. Songs of Love and Grief by Heinrich Heine:, Walter W. Arndt, November 1995, ISBN 978-0-8101-1324-4 Collected Narrative and Lyrical Poetry, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Walter W. Arndt, Ardis Publishing, ISBN 978-0-88233-826-2
William Rogers House known as Tindal House, is a historic home located at Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina. It was built about 1845, is a two-story, vernacular Greek Revival style house; the front façade features a large two-story pedimented portico. This portico has frame columns with Doric order capitals. William Rogers' grandson was Thomas G. McLeod, who served as South Carolina's governor from 1923 to 1927. During his childhood McLeod was a frequent visitor to this home, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986