Frank L. Klement Scholarship

Professor Frank L. Klement (1908-1994) must be ranked as one of the most distinguished teacher-scholars to have served in the Marquette University History Department. As a teacher, Frank Klement instructed at every level of education, beginning his classroom career in a one-room, rural Wisconsin school and ending it as a distinguished visiting Leverhulme Scholar at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. In between, Frank taught twenty-seven years at Marquette and received the University’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 1965. As a scholar, Professor Klement received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin where he chose to focus on Northern dissent in the Civil War era. The results of his research were numerous articles, book chapters, and three major books: The Copperheads in the Middle West (1960), Clement L. Vallandigham and the Civil War (1970), and Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War (1984). The scholarship fund named in Professor Klement’s honor will aid students majoring in history. Two major gifts from Marquette alumni established the Klement fund, and the second of the two donors will match new gifts to the fund up to $25,000 through the end of June 2012. If you wish to contribute to the fund, you may send your gift to:

Ms. Kelley McCaskill, Director of Development

Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Zilber Hall, Suite 321

Marquette University

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881









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