Historical records matching Julian D. Park
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.
- 1900 US census: Julian (miswritten as Julius), aged 11, b. 1888 in NY.
- 1905 US census: Julian, aged 17, at school, in Buffalo
- 1910 US census: Julian, aged 24, in Buffalo (he was 22)
- 1930 US census:Julian, aged 41, in Buffalo