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educator , historian

William Kamman, Swiss, American historian, educator. Member Denton Planning and Zoning Commission, 1976-1979, 86-92. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, Society Historians American Foreign Relations (executive secretary-treasurer 1985-1989), Phi Alpha Theta.

Background

Kamman, William was born on March 23, 1930 in Geneva, Indiana, United States. Son of Harry August and Ruth Lois (Shoemaker) Kamman.

Education

AB, Indiana University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1962. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1958.

Career

Teacher public schools, Bloomington, Indiana, 1955-1957, 58-59;assistant professor of history, U. North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, 1962-1966;associate professor, U. North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, 1966-1969;professor, U. North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, since 1969;department chairman history, U. North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, 1977-1989, 93-94;associate dean arts and science, U. North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, 1996-1997, 98-;interim dean arts and science, U. North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, 1997-1998.

Works

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Member Denton Planning and Zoning Commission, 1976-1979, 86-92. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, Society Historians American Foreign Relations (executive secretary-treasurer 1985-1989), Phi Alpha Theta.

Connections

Married Nancy Ellen Prichard, April 19, 1957. Children: Frederick William, Elizabeth Ellen, David Paul.

father:
Harry August Kamman

mother:
Ruth Lois (Shoemaker) Kamman

spouse:
Nancy Ellen Prichard

children:
Frederick William Kamman

Elizabeth Ellen Kamman

David Paul Kamman