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Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review

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Obituary

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Robert Henry Billigmeier, obituary, University of California

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Robert Henry Billigmeier, who passed away on October 26, 1996 of complications from a stroke, was a distinguished teacher and scholar. Born on January 16, 1917 in McClusky, North Dakota, he moved with his family to Santa Rosa, California in 1933, where he graduated from high school and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He went on to get a Bachelor's Degree in History from Stanford University in 1938 and a Master's Degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley in 1940. When World War II broke out, he went to work for the Wes tern Defense Command and later for the Cartography Division of the U.S. State Department, where he plotted troop movements in the European theater. After World War II, he returned to Stanford University, where he completed his Ph.D. in History and was a Lecturer in Westem Civilization.

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