Vernon John Puryear, American educator, author. Awarded H. B. Adams prize of America History Association for essay public in 1931. Member American History Association (member executive council Pacific Coast branch 1937, 52), American Political Science Association, Academy of Political Science, American Academy Political and Society Science, Foreign Policy Association, Alpha Pi Zeta.
Instructor history, University of Missouri, 1926-1928. Teaching fellow in European history, University of California, 1928-1929. Professor of history and political science, Albany (Oregon) College, 1929-1933.
Associate professor Social Science, Humboldt State College, Arcata, California, 1933-1934. Professor, 1934-1937. Assistant professor of history, University of California, 1937-1942, associate professor, 1942-1948, professor 1948-1952, professor of political science, 1952-1970.
Visiting professor of history, University of Oregon, summer session, 1932, Miami University, Oxford, O., summer session, 1935, College of Pacific, summer 1948, University of Chicago, 1949.