Walter R. Sharp

Walter R. Sharp

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Political Science

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-25-1896

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

SHARP, WALTER RICE:  Appointed for a functional study of the administrative process at the international level; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1939.

Born January 25, 1896, at Greenwood, Indiana.  Education:  Wabash College, A.B., 1917; Yale University, 1919–20, University of Bordeaux, Docteur en Droit, 1922. University of Strasbourg, Summer, 1920; London School of Economics, 1922; Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, 1927. Social Science Research Council Fellow, 1927.

Assistant Professor of History, 1922–23, Washington and Lee University; Instructor in Political Science, 1923–24, Assistant Professor, 1924–27, Associate Professor, 1927–32, Professor, 1932–39, University of Wisconsin.  Fellowship Secretary, 1929–32, Social Science Research Council. Visiting Lecturer in Government, 1934–35, Harvard University.

Publications:  Le Problème de la Seconde Chambre et la Démocratie Moderne, 1922; The Economic Development of Modern Europe (with F. A. Ogg), 1926; The French Civil Service: Bureaucracy in Transition, 1931; The Government of the French Republic, 1938.  Articles in Mississippi Valley Historical Review, American Political Science Review, Revue des Sciences Politiques, National Municipal Review, Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives.  Contributor to Civil Service Abroad, 1935; A Source Book on European Governments, 1937; Local Government in Europe, 1939.