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History educator

Chester G. Starr, American History educator. Decorated Bronze Star; Croce di Guerra Italy).; Recipient certificateas distinguished graduated from the University Missouri, 1963; American Academy in Rome fellow, 1938-1940; Guggenheim fellow, 1950-1951, 58-59.

Background

Starr, Chester G. was born on October 5, 1914 in Centralia, Missouri, United States. Son of Chester Gibbs and Nettie (Glore) Starr.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with distinction, U. Missouri, 1934; Doctor of Laws, University Missouri, 1981; Master of Arts, 1935; Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell Univercity, 1938; Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Illinois, 1987; Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Michaels College, 1992.

Career

Faculty, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1940-1970; professor of history, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1953-1970; chairman division humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1953-1955; department chairman history, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1960-1961; professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1970-1985; Bentley professor, University of Michigan, 1973-1985; Hudson professor, University of Michigan, 1981-1982. Cons. World Book, 1963-1967, Encyclopedia Americana, since 1966.

Works

Membership

Served from First lieutenant lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American History Association (chairman commission on ancient history 1961-1967, Distinguished scholar 1991), American Association of University Professors (chapter president 1956-1957), Socs. for Promotion Roman and Hellenic Studies, Royal Numismatic Society, Association Ancient Historians (president 1974-1978), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha.

Connections

Married Gretchen Daub, July 15, 1940. Children: Jennifer (Mistress Michael Johnson), Richard G., Thomas Josip Juraj.

father:
Chester Gibbs Starr

mother:
Nettie (Glore) Starr

spouse:
Gretchen Daub

children:
Jennifer Starr (Mistress Michael Johnson)

Richard G. Starr

Thomas Josip Juraj Starr