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Robert Morse Crunden, American History educator. Recipient H.G. Porthan prize Finnish History Society, 1991, OHIOANA award for best biography of an Ohio figure, 1970. Member Society American Historians, Western History Association (award of merit 1974), Finnish Academy.

Background

Crunden, Robert Morse was born on December 23, 1940 in Jersey City. Son of Allan Bernard and Marjorie (Morse) Crunden.

Education

Crunden graduated from Yale University magna cum laude in 1962, and then attended Harvard University where he received his PhD in 1967.

Career

From assistant to full professor history and American studies University Texas, Austin, 1967-1999. Director American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad, India, 1982-1984. Director program in American studies University Texas, Austin, 1985-1990.

Guest professor department English, Universität Würzburg, Germany, 1979, 82. Senior Fulbright lecturer department history La Trobe University, Australia, 1978. Bicentennial professor American studies University Helsinki, Finland, 1976-1977, 91-92.

Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Ministers of Reform: The Progressives' Achievement in American Civilization, 1889-1920.

Works

Politics

Progressivism.

Membership

While at Yale he was a member of St. Elmo, a secret society. He was a professor at the University of Texas, director of American Studies Department, 1985–1990, and a member of the History Department.

Connections

Children: Evelyn Anne, Rebecca Jane.

father:
Allan Bernard Crunden

mother:
Marjorie (Morse) Crunden

children:
Evelyn Anne Crunden

Rebecca Jane Crunden