Gordon Justin Wright
Gordon Justin Wright, an expert in 19th and 20th-century European history, came to Stanford for advanced study after graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. in 1933. He earned his master's degree in 1935 and his doctorate in 1939, taught at the University of Oregon for four years, and then joined the U.S. State Department. Before coming to Stanford as a full professor in 1957, he also taught at Columbia University and the National War College. Read Professor Wright's obituary in Stanford News.