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History educator

William Cramer Widenor, American history educator. Recipient William F. Prokasy award University Illinois College Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1989. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians (Frederick Jackson Turner prize 1981), Society for Historians American Foreign Relations, Society for Study Internationalism (governing council since 1985).

Background

Widenor, William Cramer was born on December 15, 1937 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thornton Cramer and Florence Rebecca (Freeman) Widenor.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1959; Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1975.

Career

Foreign service officer, unites states department State, Washington, 1960-1968; professor of history, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1975; department chairman, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1985-1989.

Works

Membership

Member American History Association, Organization American Historians (Frederick Jackson Turner prize 1981), Society for Historians American Foreign Relations, Society for Study Internationalism (governing council since 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bridge, boating.

Connections

Married Mary Helen Barrett, December 27, 1964 (divorced September 1975). Children: Geoffrey, Victoria.

father:
Thornton Cramer Widenor

mother:
Florence Rebecca (Freeman) Widenor

spouse:
Mary Helen Barrett

children:
Geoffrey Widenor

Victoria Widenor