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educator , historian

Stuart Dean Brandes is an American historian and educator. He is known for his books on economic history.


Stuart Dean Brandes was born on February 4, 1940 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. He was a son of Herbert Dean, a motor oil distributor, and Eula Brandes.


Stuart Dean Brandes studied at the University of Wisconsin where he received three degrees – Bachelor of Science in 1961, Master of Science in 1965 and Doctor of Philosophy five years later.


Stuart Dean Brandes devoted the most part of his career to teaching history. So, from 1967 he had taught history at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, for two years. He occupied as well assistant and associate professor’s posts there in 70s and 80s.

In 1981, Brandes became a chair of department history in the University of Wisconsin’s College and had held this position for three years. He was a president of Association of University Professors, as well.

Brandes became a treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Scholars in 1991.

In addition to his teaching activity, he is an author of some books on economic history.


  • Stuart Dean Brandes was recognized for his teaching activity receiving the title of professor emeritus from the University of Wisconsin in 1998.

    His famous book Warhogs: A History of War Profits in America is a captivating discussion of the profit during wartime when a lot of people lost their lives protecting the nation. The work combines the elements of intellectual, economic, and military history what makes it a great source for scholars, students in these fields.


  • Other Interests

    fishing, boating, basketball


Stuart Dean Brandes married Polly Hand Powrie on May 21, 1966. The couple has two daughters whose names are Carolyn Patricia Brandes Crawford and Marcia Christine.

Herbert Dean - distributor

Eula Brandes

Polly Hand Powrie

Marcia Christine Brandes

Carolyn Patricia Brandes Crawford