600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920, United States
Eastern Illinois University
Champaign, Illinois, United States
University of Illinois
Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Ohio State University
Cutshall received his bachelor's degree at Eastern Illinois University, his master's from the University of Illinois and his doctorate at Ohio State University.
Cutshall was a long time geography professor at the University of Illinois specializing in the geopolitical conditions in the Philippines and was an expert on its sugar industry.
After teaching in Illinois public schools for several years, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1940, he became professor emeritus in 1972.
For a brief time during World War II, Cutshall served on the staff of the Far East Division, U.S. Office of Strategic Services and the Department of State, from 1944 to 1946 as a research analyst.
His research afforded him in-depth studies of Asia’s cultural and political issues and led him to become an authority on the Philippines.
Cutshall's written works include The Philippines: Nation of Islands, Illinois: Land and Life in the Prairie State, Southeast Asia: Realms and Contrasts, as well as two books which he coauthored, World Political Geography and Focus on Southeast Asia. He also contributed articles to scientific journals and encyclopedias.
Cutshall was a past president of both the Geographical Societies of Chicago.
Quotes from others about the person
“"He could teach at the drop of the hat. He had a sixth sense that, when you looked at anything, there was something to be learned from it." - Arlene Rengert, Cutshall's daughter”
Cutshall was married to a woman named Freda. They had a son - Alden Jr., and a daughter - Arlene Rengert. Cutshall had eight grandchildren.