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Trewartha, Glenn (1896–1984)

  • By: Jonathan Leib
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Born in southwestern Wisconsin in 1896, Glenn Trewartha was an influential 20th-century American geographer. Trewartha's academic career was impressive in both its length and scope. His publication career covers seven decades, from his first publication in 1923 to his last in 1982 (just 2 yrs. [years] before his death in 1984). Most impressively, Trewartha was a recognized leader in three distinct areas of geography: (1) weather and climate, (2) the geography of Japan, and (3) population geography.

Trewartha was hired as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1922, and received his PhD there in 1925. After receiving his doctorate, Trewartha was promoted to assistant professor at Wisconsin in 1926 (and later to associate professor and professor). He spent the next 40 yrs. at ...

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