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History educator

William Lavalle Bowers, American history educator. Fellow National Defense Education Act, 1970; grantee Law-Focused Education Institute, 1973. Vice president Peoria History Society, 1970-1971, president, 1972-1973. With United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, Illinois History Society, Phi Alpha Theta.

Background

Bowers, William Lavalle was born on June 9, 1930 in Mason City, Iowa, United States. Son of Loren Lloyd and Genevieve Elizabeth (Reynolds) Bowers.

Education

Bachelor, University Northern Iowa, 1955. Master of Arts, University Northern Iowa, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1968.

Career

Teacher, Ackley (Iowa) Community High School, 1955-1958;teacher, Glenbard High School, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1960-1961;instructor history, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1962-1967;assistant professor, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1968-1971;associate professor, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1971-1976;professor, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, since 1976;department chairman, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Country Life Movement in America, 1900-1920, 1974

    • also articles.

Membership

Vice president Peoria History Society, 1970-1971, president, 1972-1973. With United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, Illinois History Society, Phi Alpha Theta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: woodworking.

Connections

Married Mildred Maxine Schmidt, June 26, 1954. Children: David, Derek, Steven, James.

father:
Loren Lloyd Bowers

mother:
Genevieve Elizabeth (Reynolds) Bowers

spouse:
Mildred Maxine Schmidt

children:
David Bowers

Derek Bowers

Steven Bowers

James Bowers