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David Charles Spadafora

David Charles Spadafora, American historian, educator. Named Alumnus of Year, Cincinnati Country Day School, 1994; recipient award for Meritorious Service, Connecticut General Assembly, 1981.

Background

  • Spadafora, David Charles was born on June 4, 1951 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel Charles and Dorothy (Hardy) Spadafora.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1981. D of Letters (honorary), Lake Forest College, 2001.

    Career

    • Instructor Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1977-1978. Lecturer University Connecticut, West Hartford, 1978-1980. Research analyst Connecticut General Assembly, Hartford, 1980-1981.

      Dean of Morse College Yale University, 1982, lecturer in history, 1982—1990, dean of Calhoun College, 1982-1985, associate dean of graduate school, 1985—1990. Professor history Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1990—2007, dean of faculty, 1990—1993, president, 1993—2007, adjunct professor, since 2007. President, library Newberry Library., Chicago, since 2005.

    Works

    • Author: The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors Yale Coop, New Haven, 1987-1990, Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic Illinois Unit, 1998-2001, Associate Colleges of the Midwest, 1993-2001, chairman 2000-2001. Board directors CROYA, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1993-2001. Fellow: British-American Project.

    Member: American Antiquarian Society, Grolier Club, Mid-American Club, Caxton Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Carolyn Elizabeth Gaugler, March 24, 1973. Children: Andrew, Claire.
    • father: Samuel Charles Spadafora
    • mother: Dorothy (Hardy) Spadafora
    • spouse: Carolyn Elizabeth Gaugler
    • children: Andrew Spadafora
    • Claire Spadafora
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    Born June 4, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Williams College
    • 1981
      Yale University
    • 2001
      Lake Forest College
    • 1977 - 1978
      Instructor, Simon's Rock College
      Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      lecturer, University Connecticut
      West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      research analyst, Connecticut General Assembly
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      dean of Morse College Yale University
    • 1990 - 2007
      professor, history Lake Forest College
      Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      professor, history Lake Forest College
    • 2005
      president
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
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