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Term: Paxson, Frederick Logan 1877 - 1948
historian, professor, author, b. Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from the Univ. of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1898), Harvard Univ. (M.A., 1902), and the Univ. of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1903). He taught history in the Pennsylvania secondary schools (1899-1901), and in 1901 went to the Univ. of Colorado, where he served as assistant professor of history (1903-1904), and professor (1904-1906). From 1906 to 1910 he taught at the Univ. of Michigan. In 1910 he came to the Univ. of Wisconsin to fill the position formerly held by Frederick Jackson Turner (q.v.) and was professor of history at Wisconsin from 1910 to 1932. In 1932 he moved to Berkeley, Calif., and served as professor of history at the Univ. of California until his death. During World War I, he served in the U.S. Army as a major in charge of the economic mobilization section, historical branch of the war plans division (1918-1919). Paxson was president of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (1917) and of the American Historical Association (1938). He was curator of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1911-1932). In 1939 he was made a member of the advisory committee of the Franklin D. Roosevelt library. An exponent of the frontier hypothesis, he was the author of numerous works on American history, among which are The Last American Frontier (1910), The New Nation (1915), and The History of the American Frontier (1924), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history in that year. Who's Who in Amer., 25 (1948); Pacific Hist. Review, 18 (1949); Madison Wis. State Journal, Oct. 25, 1948.
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34 records found
Adams, Henry Cullen 1850 - 1906
Blaine, John James 1873 - 1934
Broughton, Charles Elmer 1873 - 1956
Cudahy, John 1887 - 1943
Heil, Julius Peter 1876 - 1949
Janesville Tank Company (Historic Marker Erected 1
Kavanaugh, William C. 1914
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. 1855 - 1925
La Follette, Robert Marion, Jr., 1895 - 1953
Leahy, William D., Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy (1875-
Manitowoc Submarines (Historic Marker Erected 1989
Mccarthy, Charles 1873 - 1921
Mcgovern, Francis Edward 1866 - 1946
Mitchell, William, 1879 - 1936
Ohl, Henry Jr. 1873 - 1940
Paxson, Frederick Logan 1877 - 1948
Payne, Henry Clay 1843 - 1904
Pelecky, Stan T. 1934
Presidential Visits to Madison
Quarles, Joseph Very 1843 - 1911
Roosevelt, Oneida Co.
Roosevelt, Theodore (assassination attempt)
Roosevelt, Town of, Burnett Co.
Roosevelt, Town of, Taylor Co.
Rural Electrification (Historic Marker Erected 196
S.S. Meteor: Last of the Whalebacks (Historic Mar
Schmedeman, Albert George 1864 - 1946
Seaman, William Henry 1842 - 1915
Spooner, John Coit 1843 - 1919
Townsend, John F. 1938
Whittet, Lawrence Clarke 1871 - 1954
Wilder, Amos Parker 1862 - 1936