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Walter Louis Buenger

Walter Louis Buenger, American history professor, academic administrator. Elder First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, Texas, 1996—1999; Fellow: Texas State History Association (honorary; board member 2005-2006); member: Organization American Historians (associate), Southern History Association (life), American History Association.

Background

  • Buenger, Walter Louis was born on January 19, 1951 in Fort Stockton, Texas, United States. Son of Walter L. and Janice Thompson Buenger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rice University, Houston, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Rice University, Houston, 1979.

    Career

    • Assistant professor to professor department history Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1979—2001, professor, head department history, 2002—2006.

    Works

    • Author: (historical monograph) The Path to a Modern South: Northeast Texas Between Reconstruction and the Great Depression (Coral H. Tullis award best book Texas history, 2002), Texas Merchant: Marvin Leonard and Fort Worth, But Also Good Business: Texas Commerce Banks and the Financing of Houston and Texas, Secession and the Union in Texas.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Elder First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, Texas, 1996—1999. Fellow: Texas State History Association (honorary. Board member 2005-2006).

    Member: Organization American Historians (associate), Southern History Association (life), American History Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, hiking, travel, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Victorian L. Luquette, October 13, 1984. Children: Carl Davis, Erin Channing.
    • father: Walter L.
    • mother: Janice Thompson Buenger
    • spouse: Victorian L. Luquette
    • children: Carl Davis Buenger
    • Erin Channing Buenger
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    Born January 19, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Rice University
    • 1979
      Rice University
    • 1979 - 2001
      Assistant, professor to professor department history Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
      College Station, Texas, United States