Leo Gershoy

Fellow: Awarded 1936

Field of Study: French History

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: French History

Fellow: Awarded 1946

Field of Study: French History

Fellow: Awarded 1959

Field of Study: French History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-27-1897

Died: 03-12-1975

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

GERSHOY, LEO:  Appointed for studies toward a reinterpretation of the theories and policies of 18th century “Enlightened Despotism” as a stage in European history; tenure, twelve months from September 23, 1936.

Born September 27, 1897, in Russia. Education:  Cornell University, A.B., 1919, M.A., 1920, Ph.D., 1925. University of Strasbourg, Summer, 1921.

Instructor in French, 1920–21, Syracuse University; Assistant in History, 1921–24, Cornell University; Instructor in History, 1924–26, University of Rochester; Instructor in History, 1928–29, College of the City of New York; Assistant Professor of History, 1929–30, Associate Professor, 1930—, Long Island University.

Publications:  The French Revolution, 1789–1799, 1932; The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1933. Articles in South Atlantic Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Modern History, American Historical Review. Contributor to Persecution and Liberty: Essays in Honor of George Lincoln Burr, 1931; Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences.