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Robert Addison Mckennan

Robert Addison Mckennan, American educator. Served lieutenant colonel Air Corps, Army of the United States, World World War World War II; Member American Anthropological Association, Arctic Institute N.A., Society for American Archaelogy, Canadian Archaeol. Association, Current Anthropology Associate, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon, Casque and Gauntlet.

Background

  • Mckennan, Robert Addison was born on December 20, 1903 in Helena, Montana, United States. Son of Samuel and Edith (Addison) Mckennan.

  • Education

    • Student Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy. Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1925, Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1933.

    Career

    • Instructor sociology Dartmouth, 1930-1934, assistant professor, 1934-1938, professor, 1938-1954, department chairman, 1937-1941, chairman div. social science, 1947-1951, professor anthropology, 1954-1969, professor emeritus, research professor anthropology, 1969-1982, department chairman sociology and anthropology, 1957-1958, director Northern Studies Program, 1953-1958. Anthropological field work, Arizona, 1929, Alaska, 1929-1930, 33, Canadian Arctic, 1958, Alaska, 1962, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72.

    Works

    • Author monographs and articles on American Indians.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served lieutenant colonel Air Corps, Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member American Anthropological Association, Arctic Institute N.A., Society for American Archaelogy, Canadian Archaeol. Association, Current Anthropology Associate, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon, Casque and Gauntlet.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Laycock, December 20, 1928.
    • father: Samuel Mckennan
    • mother: Edith (Addison) Mckennan
    • spouse: Catherine Laycock
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    Born December 20, 1903
    Died October 31, 1982
    (aged 78)
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