Eugene Christopher Drozdowski, Ph.D.



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Eugene Christopher Drozdowski, Ph.D.


Appalachian State University
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Patti Levine-Brown




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Professor Emeritus of History Eugene Christopher Drozdowski (January 1, 1924-), was born in New York City, New York. He attended Alfred University in Alfred, New York, from 1941 to 1943 and again from 1946 to 1948, receiving a B.A. degree in history and political science in 1948. During the summer of 1947, he attended Columbia University in New York City. He also attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he received an M.A. degree in 1950 and a Ph.D. degree in history in 1964. He was married to Anna P. Drozdowski (deceased, May 27, 1994). The Drozdowskis had four children: Catharine, born June 1, 1957; Theodora, born December 21,1959; Hilary, born January 15, 1964; and Christopher, born June 28, 1968. Drozdowski worked as a graduate and research assistant at Duke University from 1950 until 1953. He served as an instructor in the Department of History at Duke University in 1955-56. He then served as an instructor in the Department of History at Kent State University from 1956 until 1960. In September 1961, Drozdowski accepted the position of assistant professor in the Department of History at Appalachian State University. In September 1970, he was promoted to the position of professor. His professional affiliations included membership in the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, the American Studies Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Abraham Lincoln Association. While at Appalachian State, Drozdowski served as chair of the Department of History Library Committee, as a member of the department Curriculum Committee, and as a member of the university Long-Range Planning Committee. Drozdowski is the author of the following publications: • "Lord Acton: Prophet for this Generation?" (With H.T. Parker), South Atlantic Quarterly, 1953. • "Jonathan Swift, Political Propagandist, 1710-1713," Appalachian State Teachers' College Faculty Publications, 1962. • "Understanding the Disruption of the Union, "Appalachian State Teachers' College Faculty Publications, 1965. • American Civilization: Readings in the Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States (Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1972). Dr. Drozdowski remained at Appalachian State until his retirement in 1986. He was rewarded faculty emeritus status by action of the Board of Trustees on June 6, 1986. In retirement, Dr. Drozdowski is continuing his study of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. He now resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sources: Appalachian State University files. -Patti Levine-Brown

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