Kleinpell, Eugene

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Kleinpell, Eugene

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Dr. Kleinpell was born on May 11, 1903, in Monona Iowa. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa, a Masters at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Ohio (1936). While furthering his education, Kleinpell began his teaching career at Kemper Junior College in Missouri, then Nothern Montana College in Havre, Montana (1931-35,1936-37). In 1937, he became the head of the Department of History and Political Science at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1939, he joined the State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri. Finally, as President of the Valley City State Teachers College, in Valley City, North Dakota (1942-46), before coming to River Falls. In 1946, Kleinpell arrived at what was still a State Teachers College as president, being the first president to have been selected by a faculty committee and to have earned a doctorate. Kleinpell resigned as president in 1967.


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President, Wisconsin State University River Falls, 1947-1967.

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