Date of Award

Spring 1996

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Augenstein, John J.

Second Advisor

Platz, Donald L.

Third Advisor

Avella, Steven M.


The purpose of this study was to explore the civic, political, and educational contributions of Rufus King in the development of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, this study focused primarily on King's achievements in the field of education, particularly as they relate to the establishment of public schools and practices, and the school superintendency in the public school system of Milwaukee...



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