Saul K. Padover

Fellow: Awarded 1936

Field of Study: French History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-13-1905

Died: 02-22-1981

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

PADOVER, SAUL KUSSIEL:  Appointed for the writing of a life of Louis XVI of France as a symbol of a declining civilization; tenure, twelve months from July 20, 1936.

Born April 13, 1905, in Austria. Education:  College of the City of Detroit (now Wayne University), B.A., 1928; Yale University, 1928–29; University of Chicago, M.A., 1930, Ph.D., 1932.

Professor of History, Athens State Teachers College, Summers, 1930, 1931; Research Assistant in History, 1932, University of Chicago; Research Associate in History, 1933—, Lecturer in History, Summer, 1935, University of California.

Publications:  Let the Day Perish  (novel), 1932; The Revolutionary Emperor: Joseph II of Austria,  1934. Articles and stories in Journal of Modern History, Slavonic Review, Foreign Affairs, American Mercury, Pacific Historical Review, Lovat Dickinson’s Magazine.