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Sydney Eckman Ahlstrom

Sydney Eckman Ahlstrom, American educator. Captain Transportation Corps, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American History Association, American Society Church History, American Studies Association, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts History Society (correspondent).

Background

  • Ahlstrom, Sydney Eckman was born on December 16, 1919 in Cokato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Joseph T. and Selma (Eckman) Ahlstrom.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, Upsala College, 1975.

      Doctor of Letters, Susquehanna University, 1976.

    Career

    • Tutor history Harvard University, 1948-1951, instructor, 1952-1954. Member faculty Yale University, 1954-1984, professor American history and modern history, 1964-1984. Chairman American Studies Program, 1967-1971, 73.

      Member faculty Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1949-1952. Visiting professor Princeton, spring 1962. Trustee Gustavus Adolphus College, 1962-1971.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Captain Transportation Corps, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American History Association, American Society Church History, American Studies Association, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts History Society (correspondent).

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Ethel Alexander, August 8, 1953. Children: Joseph Alexander, Promise Ann, Constance Burton, Sydney Eckman.
    • father: Joseph T. Ahlstrom
    • mother: Selma (Eckman) Ahlstrom
    • spouse: Nancy Ethel Alexander
    • children: Joseph Alexander Ahlstrom
    • Promise Ann Ahlstrom
    • Constance Burton Ahlstrom
    • Sydney Eckman Ahlstrom
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    Born December 16, 1919
    Died July 3, 1984
    (aged 64)
    Nationality
    • 1946
      University Minnesota
    • 1952
      Harvard University
    • 1975
      Upsala College
    • 1976
      Susquehanna University