J. Patrick White: AHA notes his death in July '06

Historians in the News

J. Patrick White, professor emeritus of American constitutional law and political history at Northern Illinois University, died on July 12, 2006, at age 79 in Iron River, Michigan. Born in October 1926, in St. Louis, MO, he was raised in Iron River, graduating from Iron River High School in 1944. He enrolled in the University of Michigan in 1945 but entered the U.S. Army in 1946. Later he returned to Michigan, where he earned an AB (summa cum laude) in 1949, an MA in 1950, and in 1957, the PhD for his dissertation on the progressive movement and the judiciary. A dedicated and highly successful teacher himself, he was especially proud to have been a doctoral student of another renowned teacher, Sidney Fine.

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