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Vernon John Puryear

educator , author

Vernon John Puryear, American educator, author. Awarded H. B. Adams prize of America History Association for essay public in 1931. Member American History Association (member executive council Pacific Coast branch 1937, 52), American Political Science Association, Academy of Political Science, American Academy Political and Society Science, Foreign Policy Association, Alpha Pi Zeta.

Background

Puryear, Vernon John was born on March 31, 1901 in Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Page and Martha Anna (Hawkins) Puryear.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1921. Master of Arts, University of Missouri, 1925. Doctor of Philisophy, University of California, 1929.

Research fellow of Social Science Research Council, 1930-1931.

Career

Instructor history, University of Missouri, 1926-1928. Teaching fellow in European history, University of California, 1928-1929. Professor of history and political science, Albany (Oregon) College, 1929-1933.

Associate professor Social Science, Humboldt State College, Arcata, California, 1933-1934. Professor, 1934-1937. Assistant professor of history, University of California, 1937-1942, associate professor, 1942-1948, professor 1948-1952, professor of political science, 1952-1970.

Visiting professor of history, University of Oregon, summer session, 1932, Miami University, Oxford, O., summer session, 1935, College of Pacific, summer 1948, University of Chicago, 1949.

Works

  • Author: England, Russia and the Straits Question (1844-1856), 1931. International Economics and Diplomacy in the Near East, 1935. France and the Levant, 1941.

    Napoleon and the Dardanelles, 1951. Contributor to social science journals.

Membership

Member American History Association (member executive council Pacific Coast branch 1937, 52), American Political Science Association, Academy of Political Science, American Academy Political and Society Science, Foreign Policy Association, Alpha Pi Zeta. Clubs: Faculty (Berkeley and Davis).

Connections

Married Thelma M. Robinett, June 18, 1929.

father:
William Page Puryear

mother:
Martha Anna (Hawkins) Puryear

spouse:
Thelma M. Robinett