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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.


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


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.


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.



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.


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

Chester Gibbs Starr

Nettie (Glore) Starr

Gretchen Daub

Jennifer Starr (Mistress Michael Johnson)

Richard G. Starr

Thomas Josip Juraj Starr