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Peter H Odegard

Peter H Odegard, American educator. member Committee on Policy and Program, Ford Foundation, 1948-1950; member President Commision on Migratory Labor, 1950-1951; member commission on problems and policy, A.C.E. Delaware, Democratic National Convention, 1956.; Member Council on Foreign Relations, American Political Science Association (president 1951), Academy Political Science, American Association U. Democrat.

Background

  • Odegard, Peter H was born on April 5, 1901 in Kalispell, Montana, United States. Son of Thorvald Julius and Hulda (Johnson) Odegard.

  • Education

    • Graduate New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson, 1919. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wash, 1922, A.M., 1923. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1928.

      Honorary Master of Arts, Amherst College, 1939. Master of Arts (honorary), Oriel College, University of Oxford, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Muskingum College, 1962, Ohio State University, 1964, U. Pittsburgh, 1965, U. Montana, 1966.

    Career

    • Government Columbia University, 1924-1925, instructor, 1925-1928. Assistant professor government Williams College, 1928-1930. Professor political science Ohio State University, 1930-1938.

      Professor political science Amherst College, 1938. Dwight W. Morrow professor political science, 1939-1945. Visiting professor political science Stanford, 1934.

      Consultant expert to Secretary of Treasury, 1941-1942, assistant to secretary of treasury, 1942-1945. President Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1945-1948. Professor political science University of California, since 1948, department chairman, 1948-1956.

      Visiting professor Boston College, fall 1964. Maurice Falk professor politics U. Pittsburgh, spring 1965. Program policy chairman League Independent Political Action, Columbus, Ohio, 1933.

      Consultant to ABC, 1947-1954. Member Committee on Policy and Program, Ford Foundation, 1948-1950. Member President Commision on Migratory Labor, 1950-1951.

      Member commission on problems and policy, A.C.E. Delaware, Democratic National Convention, 1956.

    Works

    • Author: Pressure Politics—The Story of the Anti-Saloon League, 1928. The American Public Mind, 1930. American Politics—A Study in Political Dynamics (with E. A. Helms), 1938.

      Prologue to November 1940, 1940. The Power to Govern, 1957. Contributor to Democracy in Transition, 1937.

      Peace or War, 1937
    • Dictatorship in the Modern World, 1939. (monograph) Political Science and Politics, 1948. Frontiers of Freedom, 1948.

      Physics and Politics, 1949. Frontiers of Knowledge in the Study of Men, 1956. New Dimensions of Learning in a Free Society, 1958.

      Religion and Politics, 1960. Structure and Functions of American Government, 1962. Government and Politics in the American Republic, 1963.

      (with Hans W. Baerwald) The American Republic, 1964. Political Power and Social Change, 1966. Editor Our Times, 1935-1940.

      The Public Opinion Quarterly, since 1940. Contributor articles Plain Talk, Current History, The Nation and professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Committee on Policy and Program, Ford Foundation, 1948-1950. Member President Commision on Migratory Labor, 1950-1951. Member commission on problems and policy, A.C.E. Delaware, Democratic National Convention, 1956.

    Member Council on Foreign Relations, American Political Science Association (president 1951), Academy Political Science, American Association U. Democrat. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Warren Burrows, May 8, 1925. Children: Peter Sigurd, Thomas Selden.
    • father: Thorvald Julius Odegard
    • mother: Hulda (Johnson) Odegard
    • spouse: Eleanor Warren Burrows
    • children: Peter Sigurd Odegard
    • Thomas Selden Odegard
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    Died December 6, 1966
    (aged 65)
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