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History educator

Thomas Adelbert Askew, American history educator. Grantee Danforth Foundation, 1963-1966, Commonwealth Massachusetts, 1973-1974, faculty Gordon College, 1981, 91.


Askew, Thomas Adelbert was born on October 8, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Adelbert and Mildred (Slote) Askew.


Bachelor in History, Wheaton College, 1953. Master of Arts, Wheaton College, 1958. Master of Arts in History, Northwestern University, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, Northwestern University, 1969.


Instructor social science, Wheaton Academy, West Chicago, 1956-1960;instructor historical and political science, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1960-1962;assistant professor of history and political science, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1962-1968;professor social science, National College Education, Evanston, Illinois, 1968-1972;associate dean undergraduate studies, National College Education, Evanston, 1970-1972;professor of history, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, since 1972;assistant dean college, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, 1975-1976;chair history department, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, since 1976. Visiting faculty history University of Illinois, Chicago, 1970-1971.



Member American Revolution BiCentennial Committee, Beverly, 1974-1976. Trustee Essex Institute Museum and Library., Salem, Massachusetts, 1979-1987. Member steering committee Beverly Hospital Capital Campaign, 1980-1983.

Member long range planning committee House Seven Gables, Salem, since 1990. Member American History Association, New England History Association, Beverly History Society (program chair 1974-1975), Conference Faith and History (editorial board since 1982), Essex Institute (planning committee 1979).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, travel, antiques.


Married Jean Mary Askew, December 15, 1931. Children: Thomas Rendall, Robyn Jean, Timothy Christopher.

Thomas Adelbert Askew

Mildred (Slote) Askew

Jean Mary Askew

Thomas Rendall Askew

Robyn Jean Askew

Timothy Christopher Askew