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classics educator

Peter George Theis, American classics educator. National Endowment for Humanities grantee, 1973.


Theis, Peter George was born on December 18, 1930 in Milwaukee. Son of Peter Joseph and Laura Gertrude (Kornely) Theis.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Marquette University, 1952. AM, University Chicago, 1957.


Part-time instructor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1956. Instructor Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, 1960-1961. Instructor, then assistant professor classics Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1961-1990.

Retired, 1990.


Member education board Holy Family Catholic Church, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, 1974-1975. Troop fundraising chairman Boy Scouts American, Whitefish Bay, 1976-1977. President Post-Polio Resource Group of Southeastern Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, 1987, Milwaukee Area Latin Teachers Association, 1963-1964, Fox River Valley Classical Association, Milwaukee, 1970-1971, Wisconsin Latin Teachers Association, Milwaukee, 1976-1978.

Corporal United States Army, 1953-1955. Member American Association of University Professors, American Classical League, American Philological Association, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Wisconsin Association Foreign Language Teachers (president 1980-1982, Recognition award 1989), Paralyzed Veterans American (life), Disabled American Veterans (life), Wisconsin Latin Teachers Association, Marquette University Retirees Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, videotaping movies and documentaries.


Married Jane Elizabeth Grattan, August 12, 1961. Children: Peter Leo, Paul Joseph, Mary Ellen Brune, Thomas George.

Peter Joseph Theis

Laura Gertrude (Kornely) Theis

Jane Elizabeth Grattan

Peter Leo Theis

Paul Joseph Theis

Mary Ellen Brune Theis

Thomas George Theis