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educator , historian

Gerald Milton Straka, American historian, educator. Certified fulbright scholar London School of Economics, 1959. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1953, Folger fellow, 1964. Member of Conference British Studies, American Society 18th Century Studies, American History Association.

Background

Straka, Gerald Milton was born on August 6, 1931 in Milwaukee. Son of Milton P. and Louise (Brechlin) Straka.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1959. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1954.

Career

Assistant professor Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1959—1963, Rice University, Houston, 1963—1966. Member faculty University Del, Newark, since 1966, professor history, since 1973. Director Scholarly Resources, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1972—1975.

Vice president Michael Glazier, Inc., Wilmington, 1976—1980. With United States Army, 1954-1956.

Achievements

  • Certified fulbright scholar London School of Economics, 1959.

Membership

Member of Conference British Studies, American Society 18th Century Studies, American History Association.

Connections

Married Lois Oldenburg Straka, June 13, 1953.

father:
Milton P. Straka

mother:
Louise (Brechlin) Straka

spouse:
Lois Oldenburg Straka