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[Photo]: Ralph D. Gray

Ralph D. Gray (Retired)


Appointments

Professor Emeritus of History

Education

B.A. Hanover College 1955
M.A. University of Delaware 1958
Ph.D. University of Illinois 1962

Academic Interests

American history, early nineteenth century transportation history, Indiana history, and history of IUPUI

Awards

Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom 1955,
Dickerson Prize, University of Illinois 1967,
School of Liberal Arts Distinguished Faculty Award 1978,
Thomas McKean Cup, Antique Automobile Club of America 1979,
Honorary Trustee of the Indiana Historical Society (also serving as Trusttee1988-97),
and W.George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service 1990

Publications

The National Waterway: A History of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, 1769-1965 [1985] (University of Illinois Press 1967,2nd edition 1989);
Stellite: A History of the Haynes Stellite Company, 1912-1972, (Cabot Corporation 1974);
(editor) Gentlemen from Indiana: National Party Candidates, 1840-1940 (Indiana Historical Bureau 1977);
Alloys and Automobiles: The Life of Elwood Haynes(Indiana Historical Society 1979);
(editor) The Hoosier State: Readings in Indiana History 2 vols. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1980);
Indiana's Favorite Sons, 1836-1940 (Indiana Historical Society 1988);
(co-editor) New Perspectives on The Early Republic(University of Illinois Press 1994);
(editor) Indiana History: A Book of Readings (Indiana University Press 1994);
and Public Ports for Indiana: A History of the Indiana Port Commission(Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Port Commission 1998)

Service

Founding Editor of the Journal of the Early Republic, 1981-94

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