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Walter Louis Buenger

academic administrator , history professor

Walter Louis Buenger, American history professor, academic administrator. Elder First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, Texas, 1996—1999; Fellow: Texas State History Association (honorary; board member 2005-2006); member: Organization American Historians (associate), Southern History Association (life), American History Association.

Background

Buenger, Walter Louis was born on January 19, 1951 in Fort Stockton, Texas, United States. Son of Walter L. and Janice Thompson Buenger.

Education

Bachelor, Rice University, Houston, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Rice University, Houston, 1979.

Career

Assistant professor to professor department history Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1979—2001, professor, head department history, 2002—2006.

Works

  • Author: (historical monograph) The Path to a Modern South: Northeast Texas Between Reconstruction and the Great Depression (Coral H. Tullis award best book Texas history, 2002), Texas Merchant: Marvin Leonard and Fort Worth, But Also Good Business: Texas Commerce Banks and the Financing of Houston and Texas, Secession and the Union in Texas.

Membership

Elder First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, Texas, 1996—1999. Fellow: Texas State History Association (honorary. Board member 2005-2006).

Member: Organization American Historians (associate), Southern History Association (life), American History Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, hiking, travel, gardening.

Connections

Married Victorian L. Luquette, October 13, 1984. Children: Carl Davis, Erin Channing.

father:
Walter L.

mother:
Janice Thompson Buenger

spouse:
Victorian L. Luquette

children:
Carl Davis Buenger

Erin Channing Buenger