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Wilbur K. Jordan

Wilbur K. Jordan, American educator, historian. Fellow Royal History Society, British Academy (correspondent); member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American History Association, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Vermont history societies.

Background

  • Jordan, Wilbur K. was born on January 15, 1902 in Lynnville, Indiana, United States. Son of William and Emma (Shepard) Jordan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Oakland City College, 1923, Doctor of Literature (honorary), 1960. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy. 1931; Doctor of Humane Letters, Bates College, 1944.

      Doctor of Laws, University Vermont, 1962. Dartmouth College, 1965, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1967. Doctor of Letters, Oxford University, 1964.

    Career

    • Instructor history U. Missouri, 1924-1925. Instructor history and tutor history, government and economics, Harvard, 1931-1937. Professor of history, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1937-1940, Claremont Colls., 1937-1940.

      Associate professor and professor, England History and general editor, University Press, University of Chicago, 1940-1943. Professor of history, Harvard, 1946-1965, LeRoy B. Williams professor of history and political science, 1965-1972, professor emeritus, 1972-1980. President Radcliffe College, 1943-1960.

      Sterling traveling fellow, Harvard, 1929-1930. Guggenheim fellow, 1943.

    Works

    • Author: The Development of Religious Toleration in England (4 volunteer), 1932-1940. Men of Substance, 1942. Philanthropy in England, 1480-1660, 1959.

      The Charities of London, 1480-1660, 1960. The Charities of Rural England, 1961. Social Institutions in Kent, 1961.

      The Social Institutions of Lancashire, 1962. The Chronicle and Political Papers of King Edward VI, 1966. Edward VI: the Young King, 1968.

      Edward VI: The Threshold of Power, 1970. With Mont Rose Gleason) The Saying of Northumberland—1553, 1975.

    Membership

    Fellow Royal History Society, British Academy (correspondent). Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American History Association, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Vermont history societies.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Ruml, April.
    • father: William Jordan
    • mother: Emma (Shepard) Jordan
    • spouse: Frances Ruml
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    Born January 15, 1902
    Died June 3, 1980
    (aged 78)
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