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Julian D. Park

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY, USA
Death: July 17, 1965 (76)
Buffalo, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Roswell Park and Martha Prudence Durkee
Husband of Florence Parkes
Father of Martha Park; Roswell Park and David Julian Park
Brother of Roswell Park

Managed by: Harrison Victor Baldwin
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About Julian D. Park

Julian Park, son of Roswell Park and Martha Prudence Durkee, was b. in Buffalo, NH on Nov. 6,1888; d. in New York in July, 1965. He was the first dean of Arts and Sciences (1919-1954) of The University at Buffalo, and served as the Universitie's first historian (1959-1965).

Julian went to Williams College for his B.A., studied at the University of Paris, as well as Columbia University. In 1916 he married with FLORENCE PARKES. They had three children: Roswell, David Julian, and Martha.

He served as French Consul for Western New York; served on the council of the American Association of University Professors; was president of the Buffalo Assoc. of the Sons of the Revolution. He was lecturer; Geneva School of International Studies; appointed Chevelier (knight) of the Legion of Honor; director of the Pan-American League Against Cancer; and even ran for a seat in the US Congress on the Demoratic ticket in 1942, saying "it had always seemed to me that we who teach and preach politics ought to get a practical taste of it.." He was promoted to "Officer of the Legion of Honor" by the President of France for his contributions to strengthen the bonds of friendship between France and the US. From 1955-1959 he was President of the Buffalo Historical Society and presented the prestigious Red Jacket Award from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

Julian Park died July 17,1965 at Buffalo, NY.

Among his many books were: A History of the University of Buffalo 1846-1917; A Soldier of Napoleon; Samuel P. Capen, The Culture of Contemporary Canada, and The Culture of France in Our Time.

The State University of New York at Buffalo has, in its archives, the papers of Julian Park; which include many papers and scrapbooks of information regarding his father, Roswell Park.

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Julian D. Park's Timeline

November 6, 1888
Buffalo, NY, USA
Age 34
Buffalo, NY, USA
Age 37
Buffalo, NY, USA
Age 39
Buffalo, NY, USA
July 17, 1965
Age 76
Buffalo, NY, USA