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history professor , writer

Allen Freeman Davis, American history professor, writer. Recipient Friends of Literature award, 1970, Christopher award, 1974; Danforth Graduate fellow, 1953-1959, American Council Learned Societies senior fellow, 1971-1972, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1975-1976, Fulbright fellow, 1986-1987; American Philosophical Society grantee, 1962, 65.

Background

Davis, Allen Freeman was born on January 9, 1931 in Hardwick, Vermont, United States. Son of Harold Freeman and Bernice Susan (Allen) Davis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1953;Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1954;Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1959.

Career

Instructor history Wayne State University, Detroit, 1959—1960. Assistant professor history University Missouri, Columbia, 1960—1963, associate professor, 1963—1968. Professor Temple University, Philadelphia, 1968—1999, professor emeritus, since 1999.

Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 1983, University Amsterdam, 1986-1987, John Adams chair. Director Center Public History, 1987-1999.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1954-1956. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, American Studies Association (treasurer 1971-1972, executive secretary 1972-1977, president 1989-1990, Bode-Pearson award 1996), Society of America Historians.

Connections

Married Roberta Hazel Green, June 16, 1956 (divorced). Children: Gregory Freeman, Paul Studley.

father:
Harold Freeman Davis

mother:
Bernice Susan (Allen) Davis

spouse:
Roberta Hazel Green

children:
Gregory Freeman Davis

Paul Studley Davis