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Roger Reed Trask, American historian. Grantee, American Philosoph. Society, 1970, Ford Foundation, 1970-1971. Member of Society History American Foreign Relations (member council 1982-1985), Society History in Federal Government (president 1990-1991, President award 1994), Organization American Historians, American Historian Association, American Polar Society (advisory board oral history since 1999).

Background

Trask, Roger Reed was born on September 14, 1930 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Hugh Archie Trask and Martha Ruth Miller.

Education

Bachelor, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1952. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1959.

Career

Assistant professor history Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey, 1959—1962. Assistant professor, then associate professor history Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1962—1964. Assistant to professor history Macalester College, St. Paul, 1964—1974.

Professor history University South Florida, Tampa, 1974—1981. Chief historian United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 1977—1978. Deputy chief historian United States Department Defense, 1980—1987, consultant, 1994—2004.

Chief historian United States General Accounting Office, 1987—1993. Independent historian. SP 3 United States Army, 1945-1955, Korea.

Works

Membership

Member of Society History American Foreign Relations (member council 1982-1985), Society History in Federal Government (president 1990-1991, President award 1994), Organization American Historians, American Historian Association, American Polar Society (advisory board oral history since 1999).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, home remodeling, reading.

Connections

Married Dorothy Arlene Buettner, January 14, 1956. Children: Julianne, Laurence, Carolyn.

father:
Hugh Archie Trask

mother:
Martha Ruth Miller

spouse:
Dorothy Arlene Buettner

children:
Julianne Trask

Laurence Trask

Carolyn Trask