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Merrill Monroe Jensen

Merrill Monroe Jensen, American educator, historian. member of faculty University of Wisconsin, 1944-1976, professor of history, 1946-1976, professor emeritus, 1976-1980, Vilas Research professor of history, from 1964, department chairman, 1961-1964; Member Organisation American Historians (president 1969-1970), Massachusetts History Society (correspondent), American Antiquarian Society, Colonial Society Massachusetts.

Background

  • Jensen, Merrill Monroe was born on July 16, 1905 in Elkhorn, Iowa, United States. Son of John Martin and Julia (Seymour) Jensen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Washington, 1929, Master of Arts, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1934.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Julanne (Mistress David G. Pease). From instructor to associate professor of history U. Washington, 1935-1944. Member of faculty University of Wisconsin, 1944-1976, professor of history, 1946-1976, professor emeritus, 1976-1980, Vilas Research professor of history, from 1964, department chairman, 1961-1964.

      Harmsworth professor of history U. Oxford (England), 1949-1950. Visiting professor U. Tokyo (Japan), 1955, U. Ghent (Belgium), 1960. Professor American studies summer seminar Kyoto (Japan) U., 1971.

      Anson G. Phelps lecturer New York University, 1973. Commemorative speaker 200th annual 1st Continental Congress, United States House of Representatives, 1974. Historian United States Army Air Force, 1944.

    Works

    • Author: The Articles of Confederation, 3d edit., 1959. The New Nation: A History of the United States During the Confederation, 1950. American Colonial Documents to 1776, 1955.

      The Making of the American Constitution, 1964. Tracts of the American Revolution, 1967. The Founding of a Nation.

      A History of the American Revolution 1763-1776, 1968. The American Revolution within America, 1974. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, vols.

      I and II, 1976, volunteer III, 1978. The Documentary History of the First Federal Elections, volunteer I, 1976. Editor: Regionalism in America, 1951.

      Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, 1970-1980. Editor Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 1935-1942.

    Membership

    Member of faculty University of Wisconsin, 1944-1976, professor of history, 1946-1976, professor emeritus, 1976-1980, Vilas Research professor of history, from 1964, department chairman, 1961-1964. Member Organisation American Historians (president 1969-1970), Massachusetts History Society (correspondent), American Antiquarian Society, Colonial Society Massachusetts.

    Connections

    • Married Genevieve Margaret Privet, December 24, 1929.
    • father: John Martin Jensen
    • mother: Julia (Seymour) Jensen
    • spouse: Genevieve Margaret Privet
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    Born July 16, 1905
    Died January 30, 1980
    (aged 74)
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