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Vernon LeRoy Lidtke, American history professor. Fellow Fulbright Research, 1959-1960, 1966-1967, National Endowment Humanities, 1969-1970, Davis Ctr Hist Studies, Princeton University, 1974-1975, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 1987-1988, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, 1996.


Lidtke, Vernon LeRoy was born on May 4, 1930 in Avon, South Dakota, United States. Son of Albert William and Aganeta (Boese) Lidtke.


Bachelor of Arts, University Oregon, 1952;Master of Arts, University Oregon, 1955;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1962.


Teacher high school, Riddle, Oregon, 1953-1955;instructor social science, University of California, Berkeley, 1960-1962;assistant professor of history, Michigan State University, 1962-1966;associate professor, Michigan State University, 1966-1968;visiting assistant professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1963;associate professor, Johns Hopkins University, 1968-1973;professor, Johns Hopkins University, since 1973;department chairman history, Johns Hopkins University, 1975-1979;chair, Friends of the German Historical Institute, Washington, 1991-1994. Chair Modern European Section, American History Association, 1992.


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    • Author: (book) The Outlawed Party: Social Democracy in Germany, 1878-1890, 1966, The Alternative Culture: Socialist Labor in Imperial Germany, 1985. Mem ed bd: Jour Modern Hist, 1973-1976, Cent European Hist, 1982-1989, Int Labor and Working Class Hist, 1984-1989. Contributor articles to profl jours.


Member of American Association of University Professors, Conf Group German Polit (officer 1975-1983), Conf Group Cen European Hist (vpres 1985, pres 1986), Col Art Asn, Am Hist Asn (chair modern European sect 1992, Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award 1999), Johns Hopkins Club.


Married Doris Eileen Keefe, April 21, 1951.

Albert William Lidtke

Aganeta (Boese) Lidtke

Doris Eileen Keefe