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History educator

William Robert Hutchison, American History educator. Recipient Brewer prize American Society Church History, 1957; Guggenheim fellow,1960-1961; fellow Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard, 1966-1967; Fulbright Senior Research scholar Free U., Berlin, 1976; Fulbright Distinguished lecturer in American history India, summer 1981; FulbrightWestern European Regional Research grantee, 1987.


Hutchison, William Robert was born on May 21, 1930 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Ralph Cooper and Harriet (Thompson) Hutchison.


Bachelor, Hamilton College, 1951;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hamilton College, 1991;Bachelor (Fulbright scholar), University of Oxford, 1953;Master of Arts, University of Oxford, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1956;Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard University, 1968.


Instructor history Hunter College, 1956-1958. Associate professor American studies American University, 1958-1964, professor history and American studies, 1964-1968. Charles Warren professor history of religion in American Harvard University, 1968—2000.

Master Winthrop House, 1974-1979. Charles Warren research professor, from 2000. Visiting associate professor history University Wisconsin, 1963-1964.



Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, American Studies Association, American Society Church History (president 1981), Unitarian Universalist History Society, Massachusetts History Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Virginia Quay, August 16, 1952. Children: Joseph Cooper, Catherine Eaton, Margaret Sidney, Elizabeth Quay.

Ralph Cooper Hutchison

Harriet (Thompson) Hutchison

Virginia Quay

Joseph Cooper Hutchison

Catherine Eaton Hutchison

Margaret Sidney Hutchison

Elizabeth Quay Hutchison