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history professor

Robert Charles Carriker, American history professor. Burlington Northern Foundation scholar, 1985, 96; recipient Distinguished Service award Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, 1989.

Background

Carriker, Robert Charles was born on August 18, 1940 in St. Louis. Son of Thomas B. and Vivian Ida (Spaunhorst) Carriker.

Education

Bachelor of Science, St. Saint Louis University, 1962;AM, St. Saint Louis University, 1963;Doctor of Philosophy, U. Oklahoma, 1967.

Career

Assistant professor Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1967-1971, associate professor, 1972-1976, professor history, 1976—2002, distinguished professor College Arts and Sciences, since 2003.

Works

Membership

Member Washington Lewis and Clark Trail Committee, 1978-1999. Commissioner Washington Maritime Bicentennial, Olympia, 1989-1992. Board directors Washington Commission for Humanities, Seattle, 1988-1994.

Member Washington State History Society (trustee 1981-1990, vice president 1993-2000), Western History Association, Phi Alpha Theta (councilor 1985-1987, 2008-2010, vice president, since 2010).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, cartography.

Connections

Married Eleanor R. Gualdoni, August 24, 1963. Children: Thomas A., Robert M., Andrew J.

father:
Thomas B. Carriker

mother:
Vivian Ida (Spaunhorst) Carriker

spouse:
Eleanor R. Gualdoni

children:
Thomas A. Carriker

Robert M. Carriker

Andrew J. Carriker