Wilbur K. Jordan

Wilbur K. Jordan

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: British History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-15-1902

Died: 06-03-1980

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

JORDAN, WILBUR KITCHENER.  Appointed for the preparation of a history of English thought in the early 17th century; tenure, six months from April 1, 1943.

Born January 15, 1902, Lynnville, Indiana.  Education:  Oakland City College, A.B., 1923; University of Missouri, A.M., 1924; Harvard University, A.M., 1928, Ph.D., 1931 (Sterling Travelling Fellow, 1930–31).

Instructor in History and Tutor, 1931–37, Harvard University; Professor of History, 1937–40, Scripps College and Claremont Colleges; Associate Professor of English History, 1940—, University of Chicago.

Publications:  The Development of Religious Toleration in England from the Beginning of the English Reformation to the Death of Queen Elizabeth, 1932; The Development of Religious Toleration in England from the Accession of James I to the Convention of the Long Parliament (1603–1640), 1936; The Development of Religious Toleration in England from the Convention of the Long Parliament to the Restoration, 1640–1660, 1938; The Development of Religious Toleration in Thought and Institutions (1640–1660), 1940; Men of Substance: A Study of the Thought of Two English Revolutionaries, Henry Parker and Henry Robinson, 1942. Article in Huntington Library Quarterly.