Rolph, William Kirby

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Rolph, William Kirby

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  • Dr William Kirby Rolph PhD

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1917 - 1953


William Kirby Rolph, was a Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University from 6 September 1953 until his death on 23 December 1953. At the time of his appointment Rolph held a Ford Foundation Fellowship in History at Tulane University, Louisiana. Rolph completed a BA with first class honours in history at the University of Toronto in 1940, and an MA from Brown University in Providence Rhode Island in 1941. During World War 2 he was assistant to the director of the Domestic Morale Branch of the Canadian Wartime Information Board in Ottawa. He completed a PhD in Canadian and American History from Brown University in 1950. Between 1944 and 1951 he taught at the University of Western Ontario, New York University and the University of Saskatchewan.


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academic; political scientist

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ANU Department of Political Science (1951 - 1989)

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6 Sep 1953 - 23 Dec 1953

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Research Fellow

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 14 March 2007; revised on 4 June 2012




Canberra Times, 24 December 1953, p. 2
Australian National University Calendar, 1954
Australian National University News, March 1954, p 114, (accessed on 22 November 2011)
Toronto Public Library, (accessed on 22 November 2011)

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