Margaret Beattie Bogue

Position title: Emeritus Professor




Born: Washington D.C., 1924

Employment: Vassar College, 1949-51; University of Western Ontario, 1951-52; University of Wisconsin-Extension, 1966-83; Division of Outreach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983-1991; Joint appointment with Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989-91; retired 1991. President (1984) and Fellow (1995), Agricultural History Society

Research Interests include: Great Lakes environmental history; Midwestern agricultural and environmental history.


Ph.D., Cornell University (1955)
M.A., Cornell University (1947)
B.A., University of Maryland (1945)

Selected Publications

  • Around the Shores of Lake Superior (2007)
  • Fishing the Great Lakes (2000)
  • The Jeffersonian Dream (edited jointly with Allan G. Bogue)
  • Around the shores of Lake Michigan (1985)
  • Patterns from the Sod (1959)


  • Van Hise Outreach Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1991)
  • Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Extension (1986)
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Extension (1980)

History Courses Taught

  • Survey of American History
  • History of Wisconsin
  • Recent American History