The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Turner, Frederick Jackson
Turner, Frederick Jackson, American historian: b. Portage, Wis., 14 Nove. 1861. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin and took his Ph.D. degree at Johns Hopkins (1890), becoming professor of American history in the University of Wisconsin (1892-1910) and professor of history in Harvard the latter year. He was president of the American Historical Association (1910-11) and associate in the department of historical research of the Carnegie Institute (1916-17). He is author of ‘Rise of the New West’ (1906); ‘Reuben Gold Thwaites’ (1914), etc.