Allan George Bogue (1921 – 2016)

Allan George Bogue HeadshotAllan George Bogue, age 95, died Aug. 1, 2016. He was born May 12, 1921, to George and Eleta Britton Bogue in London, Ontario, Canada. He was a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1964-1991. Bogue’s education includes; Ph.D.: Cornell University (1951); M.A.: University of Western Ontario (1946); and B.A.: University of Western Ontario (1943). He served as a lieutenant while in the Royal Canadian Armored Corps, 1943-1949.

As an academic he began as a Lecturer in Economics and History at the University of Ontario, 1949-1952, was an Assistant Professor at State University of Iowa, and was the Chairmen of the Department of History, State University of Iowa, 1959-1963. In 1964 he became a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1968 he became the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History. He was Chairman of the History Department from 1972-1973. He also served as a visiting professor at various universities including the Thord-Gray Lecturing Fellow, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1968 and in 1971-1972, was a visiting professor at Harvard University.

Bogue has won numerous awards for his work including, a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1970, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Fellow (Cal Tech), 1975. He was elected and inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, 1985-1986 and shared in the Caughey Prize for best book in Western American history in previous year, 1995. He wrote seven books including From Prairie to Corn Belt: Farming on the Illinois and Iowa Prairies in the Nineteenth Century, 1963, and Frederick Jackson Turner: Strange Roads Going Down, 1998. He also collaborated on 12 other books and published 73 articles during his career.

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