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William H. Baumer

Born: 1932
Death: 2014

William H. Baumer was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1932.  He received a B.A. in philosophy and history from Lakeland College (1957), and both an M.A. (1958) and Ph.D. (1960) in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin.  Baumer's 52-year career at the University at Buffalo began in 1962 when he joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy.  He was promoted to associate professor in 1965 and full professor in 1971.

In addition to his professorial duties, Baumer served in a number of university-wide positions, including chair of the UB Faculty Senate, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Assistant Vice President and Controller.  From the mid-1980s through the early 1990s he was involved with programming at UB's National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.

  • Sources
    • William H. Baumer curriculum vitae, June 1992
    • William H. Baumer obituary, UB Reporter, June 5, 2014

Affiliation(s): Philosophy
Record Group(s): 22
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