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Harold Zink

university professor

Harold Zink, American university professor.


Zink, Harold was born on May 15, 1901 in Roswell, New Mexico, United States. Son of George W. and Gertrude M. (Wheelock) Zink.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Denver, 1921. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1923. A.M., Harvard University, 1924, Doctor of Philosophy., 1926.

Postdoctoral study in Europe and Far East.


Assistant in government at Harvard University, 1924-1925. Assistant professor political science, DePauw University, 1925-1927, associate professor, 1927-1930, professor, 1930-1938, Frank L. Hall professor political science and head of department, 1938-1948. Professor political science Ohio State University since 1948.

Visiting associate professor political science, Amherst College, 1928-1929, University of Colorado, summer, 1947, Columbia University, summer, 1948. Consultant State Department, 1950. Visiting professor Duke U., 1953.

Visiting lecturer political science Victoria U., New Zealand, 1959-1960. Major United States Army, detailed to General Staff Corps with troops. American editor, Handbook for Military Government in Germany, S.H.E.A.F., 1944.

Consultant on reorganization of German government United States Group, Control Council for Germany, 1944-1945. Chief historian, Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany, 1950-1951. Consultant National Air University, 1954.


  • Author: City Bosses in United States, 1930. Government of Cities in the United States, 1939, revised educated 1951. The American Politician (with others), 1938.

    Introduction to Politics (with others), 1941. Government and Politics in the United States, 1942, review edit., 1946, 1951. Post-War Governments of Europe (with others), 1946.

    American Military Government in Germany, 1947. Survey of American Government, 1948. Modern Foreign Governments (with F. A. Ogg), 1949, revised edition published in 1953.

    Editor: Government in Wartime Europe, 1941. Government in Wartime Europe and Japan, 1942. Aspects of American Government (with others), 1951.

    Rural Local Government in Sweden, Italy and India (with others). A Comparative Study, 1957. The United States in Germany, 1944-1955, 1957.

    American Government and Politics (with others), 1958. Modern Governments, 1958. Contributor to the American Political Science Review, Political Quarterly (London), Western Political Quarterly Parliamentary Affairs (London).

    Annals of America Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Central European Affairs, Dictionary of America Biograpny and Dictionary of America History, others.


The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in lieutenant.


Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.


Member American Political Science Association (member executive council 1943-1945), American Association University professors, American Academy Political and Social Science, International City Mgrs. Association, Midwest Conference of Political Scientists (president, 1947-1948), Indiana Academy Social Sciences (president 1939-1940), Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Hansard Society, International Political Science Association. Clubs: Athenaeum (London, England).


Married Anne Kemp, April.; married second, Pirkko Makinen, September 26, 1955. Children: Sara Ann, Erica.

George W. Zink

Gertrude M. (Wheelock) Zink

Anne Kemp

Pirkko Makinen

Sara Ann Zink

Erica Zink