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History educator

Gene Maurice Gressley, American history educator. Avocation: traveling M C. Harvard School Business fellow, 1963, National Endowment for Humanities senior fellow, 1966-1967, W.R. Coe fellow U. Wyoming, 1974-1980, Manchester College Alumni award of honor, 1991.

Background

Gressley, Gene Maurice was born on June 20, 1931 in Antioch, Indiana, United States. Son of Minor McKinley and Lela Mrytle (Hause) Gressley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Manchester College, 1952. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1964.

Career

Assistant state historian, Colorado State History Society, Denver, 1952-1954;from instructor to professor, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1956-1964;director American Heritage Center, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1956-1988;director School American Studies, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1969-1978;assistant to president, with American Heritage Center, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1978-1988;University professor chair, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1988-1997.

Achievements

  • Avocation: traveling M C.

Works

Membership

Member Organization American Historians, Agricultural History Association (council 1966-1967, Everett Eugene Edwards award 1959), American History Association, Western History Association (president 1985), Pacific History Association (council 1969-1972, 83-86, board editors review 1982-1985), Cosmos Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel.

Connections

Married Joyce Elinor Burrous. Children: Deborah Ellyn, David Randolph.

father:
Minor McKinley Gressley

mother:
Lela Mrytle (Hause) Gressley

spouse:
Joyce Elinor Burrous

children:
Deborah Ellyn Gressley

David Randolph Gressley