Cartwright, William H(olman) 1915-2004

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CARTWRIGHT, William H(olman) 1915-2004

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born September 12, 1915, in Pine Island, MN; died October 7, 2004, in Chapel Hill, NC. Educator and author. Cartwright was a professor emeritus at Duke University. His studies were all completed at the University of Minnesota, where he received a B.S. in 1937, an M.A. in 1942, and his Ph.D. in 1950. While in graduate school, Cartwright earned a living as an elementary and high school teacher. His first university post was at the University of Minneapolis, where he was an instructor from 1943 to 1945. During the late 1940s, he taught at Boston University, before moving to Duke, where he was named professor of education in 1951. Cartwright taught at Duke University until 1982, and he also chaired his department from 1951 to 1965 and from 1967 to 1970. He was the author, coauthor, or editor of over a dozen books, including The Military District of Washington during the War Years (1946), How to Use a Textbook (1961), Clio: A Muse Bemused (1963), and The Reinterpretation of American History and Culture (1973), the last being a book he edited with Richard L. Watson.



Chronicle of Higher Education, November 19, 2004, p. A44.