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Richard Gordon Luman, American historian. Recipient Distinguished Teaching award, Lindback Foundation.


Luman, Richard Gordon was born on June 20, 1930 in Ottumwa, Iowa, United States. Son of David Edward and Metta Lee Luman.


Bachelor, State University Iowa, Iowa City, 1952. Master of Arts, State University Iowa, Iowa City, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, State University Iowa, Iowa City, 1965.


Graduate assistant State University Iowa, 1956—1957. History instructor State University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1959—1961. Instructor ancient medieval and reformation church history University Chicago Division School, 1961—1965, assistant professor, 1965—1968.

Assistant professor department history University Chicago, 1965—1968. Associate editor Encyclopedia Britannica, 1968—1969. Associate professor religion Haverford College, 1969—1992, professor, 1992—1995, professor emeritus, since 1995, chair department religion, 1976—1977, 1982—1983, 1984—1987, 1994.

Visiting professor Princeton Theological Seminary, 1971. Visiting professor department theology St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, 1976. Adjunct associate professor religion department Columbia University, New York City, 1983—1984, visiting associate professor department religion, department history, 1987—1988.

Visiting professor experimental seminar program Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, 1990—1991, research fellow Young Center for the Study of Pietist Groups, Pennsylvania, 1990—1991. Vice president Delaware Valley Medical Center, president.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, historical autographs, coin collecting/numismatics, railroads.


David Edward

Metta Lee Luman