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Theoretical geography educator

William Warntz, American Theoretical geography educator. Decorated Air medal with two oak leaf clusters.; Purple Heart.


Warntz, William was born on October 10, 1922 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sterling Adrian and Lillian (Grey) Warntz.


Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1949; Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1955.


Instructor to assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1949-1956; Carnegie Foundation grantee, McGill University, 1950; member board advisers, Wharton School, 1950-1956; director, chief researcher, Behavioral Reserve Council Sub-project, 1954-1955; research associate, American Geography Society, New York City, 1956-1966; professor theoretical geography and regional planning, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966-1971; director laboratory computer graphics and spatialanalysis, Harvard University, 1968-1971; professor, Harvard University, since 1971; director Macrogeog. Systems Laboratory, Harvard University, since 1973; department chairman geography, U. Western Ontario, London, 1971-1976. Visiting professor Cambridge U., 1976-1977, 84, fellow Clare Hall, 1976-1977, 84,life associate Clare Hall, since 1977.

Visiting professor Center Population StudiesHarvard U., since 1983. Lecturer in geografic graduate school Hunter College, 1956-1966. Research associate astro-physical science Princeton University, 1957-1965, member advanced.council. department graphics, 1965-1967.

Lecturer in regional science University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, 1958-1966. Faculty seminar associate Columbia, 1964-1966. Member of advisory council Bureau Census, 1957-1966.

Consultant National Science Foundation, since 1959, Ednl. Services, Inc., 1962-1966, Learning Center, Princeton, 1962-1967, Brookings Institution, since 1961, Canada Council, since 1969.


Served to lst Lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1948, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow Royal Society Canada, Explorers Club (New York City). Member Regional Science Association (president), American Association of University Professors, Canada Association U. Teachers, International Geography Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science(Council), Alpha Sigma Phi.


Married A. Minerva Mosdell, June19, 1947 (deceased June 8, 1985). Children: Christopher William, Pamela Mary Elizabeth.

Sterling Adrian Warntz

Lillian (Grey) Warntz

A. Minerva Mosdell

Christopher William Warntz

Pamela Mary Elizabeth Warntz