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John Raymond Brumgardt

John Raymond Brumgardt, museum director. Haynes Foundation fellow, 1968; grantee in field.


  • Brumgardt, John Raymond was born on February 3, 1946 in Riverside, California, United States. Son of Reuben R. and Grace (Taylor) Brumgardt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, University California-Riverside, 1967. Master of Arts in History, University California-Riverside, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University California-Riverside, 1974.

      Management Development Certified, University Colorado, Boulder, 1981. LettD (honorary), College of Charleston, 1991.


    • County historian Riverside Museum, California, 1974-1976. Head history division Riverside County Parks Department, 1976-1978. Director Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1978-1984, The Charleston Museum, South Carolina, since 1984.

      Adjunct professor Chapman College REC, Orange, California, 1973-1978. Instructor history Riverside City College, California, 1973, University California-Riverside, 1977. Teaching assistant history University California, Riverside, 1969, 72-74.

      Associate in history College of Charleston, since 1989.


    • Author: People of the Magic Waters, 1981. Editor: Civil War Nurse, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Chairman Riverside County Bicentennial Commission, California, 1975-1976, Airport Art Committee, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1983-1984. Active Airport Art Committee, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984-1987. Chairman South Carolina Abandoned Cultural Property Board, 1987-1989.

    President Mountain-Plains Museum Association, 1983-1984. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1970-1972. Member American Association Museum (accreditation team), Southeast Museum Conference (council member 1987-1992, treasurer 1990-1992), South Carolina Federation Museum (vice president 1985-1987, president 1987-1989), Rotary, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Lodges: Rotary.





    • Married Doris Ann Tarasko, December 20, 1969. Children– Jennifer, Thomas.
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    Born February 3, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1967
      University California-Riverside
    • 1968
      University California-Riverside
    • 1974
      University California-Riverside
    • 1981
      University Colorado
    • 1991
      College of Charleston
    • 1974 - 1976
      County historian Riverside Museum
      California, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      head, history division Riverside County Parks Department
    • 1978 - 1984
      director, Museum of Western Colorado
      Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
    • 1984
      director, Museum of Western Colorado
      South Carolina, United States
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