Buske, Morris (Roger) 1912-2005

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BUSKE, Morris (Roger) 1912-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born April 24, 1912, in Cadott, WI; died of congestive heart failure January 14, 2005, in Oak Park, IL. Educator and author. Buske earned his bachelor's degree at what is now the University of Wisconsin—River Falls in 1934, going on to the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a master's degree in 1937. He continued to study there until 1940, completing his classwork toward his doctorate but never finishing the required dissertation. Instead, Buske moved to Oak Park, where he became a history teacher at River Forest High School in 1940. Leading a quiet, unassuming life, he spent his entire career there, enjoying his time as a popular teacher and retiring in 1974. During these years, he coauthored the successful textbook The Record of Mankind (1949; fourth edition, 1970) and coedited The World: Its History in Maps (1963). After his retirement, Buske worked on researching the life of American novelist Ernest Hemingway, particularly the years the famous author spent in Oak Park. Just before his death, Boone completed a book on the subject that was scheduled to be published posthumously.



Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2005, section 1, p. 13; January 28, 2005, section 3, p. 10.