George Wallace Chessman

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General Information

Name: George Wallace Chessman

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1919 in Ottawa, Illinois

Deceased: 2011 in Granville, Ohio

Illinois Connection

Dr. Chessman graduated in 1936 from high school in Peoria, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1937 he graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover. He received his A.B. (Cum Laude) from Harvard University in 1941 and his Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from Harvard in 1951. He taught at Denison University in 1950-51 and from 1953 until retiring in 1983. Dr. Chessman held Fulbright Lectureships at the University of Southampton, England (1958-59) and at the University of Rome, Italy (1978-79). He also taught at Ohio State University and the University of South Carolina. During Word War II he served in the United States Coast Guard.

As a scholar of Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era, Dr. Chessman contributed many works of scholarship on that subject.

Published Works

  • Governor Theodore Roosevelt: The Albany Apprentiship, 1898-1900 , Oxford University Press, 1965
  • Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of Power (Originally Printed in 1969), Waveland Press, 1994

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Governor Theodore Roosevelt: The Albany apprentiship, 1898-1900

ASIN: B0000CMU72
Release Date: 1965

Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of Power

ISBN: 0881337951
Release Date: 1994-03

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