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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  George Wallace Chessman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1919 in Ottawa, Illinois

-- George Wallace Chessman on WorldCat --

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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Theodore Roosevelt and the politics of power /
ISBN: 0881337951. OCLC Number: 31237825

Waveland Press,. .

Examines the life and political career of American president Theodore Roosevelt, focusing on his unique qualifications to lead the world from the nineteenth century into the twentieth.