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date: 06 December 2019

Buley, Roscoe Carlylelocked

(08 July 1893–25 April 1968)
  • Carl Ubbelohde


Buley, Roscoe Carlyle (08 July 1893–25 April 1968), historian, was born in Georgetown, Indiana, the son of David Marion Buley, a physician, and Nora Keithley. He graduated from Vincennes High School and entered Indiana University in 1910, earning a B.A. in 1914 with a major in history and minors in government and economics. After teaching high school for a year at Delphi, Indiana, he returned to Bloomington as a research fellow and in 1916 received an A.M. in history with a master’s thesis titled “Indiana in the Mexican War.” He taught high school for two more years, at Muncie, Indiana, before serving in the U.S. Army in 1918–1919. He then returned to high school teaching, in Springfield, Illinois, and in 1923 began work on his doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He wrote his dissertation, “The Political Balance in the Old Northwest, 1820–1860,” under the direction of Frederic Paxson....

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