John J. Seydow was born and raised in Olney section of Philadelphia. He was educated in Philadelphia’s Parochial School System from kindergarten through high school. He graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in June of 1959. He attended La Salle College on a full time basis from September 1961 through May 1965. He majored in English at La Salle and received his Bachelors degree in May of 1965. The following September he began a graduate fellowship at Ohio University where he earned his Masters and Doctorial degrees in English by May of 1968. In August 1968, he returned to La Salle College as a professor in the English Department. He has taught at La Salle for the last forty-one years and is currently a Professor of English.
Seydow, John J. and Hopper, Frank, "Interview of John J. Seydow, Ph.D." (2009). All Oral Histories. 30.
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