Richard Patrick McCormick (December 24, 1916 – January 16, 2006) was
a historian, former University Professor of History, administrator,
professor emeritus at
Rutgers University in
New Brunswick, New Jersey and President of the
New Jersey Historical Society. Dr. McCormick was internationally
recognized for his expertise in
New Jersey and
early American political history
Dr. McCormick was the author of “Rutgers, a Bicentennial History,” which documents Rutgers’ growth from a Colonial-era college into one of the nation’s finest public universities. This work was awarded the biennial book prize from the American Association for State and Local History in 1968.
In addition to his scholarly achievements, Dr. McCormick served Rutgers in a number of prominent academic and administrative positions. He was chair of the history department from 1966 to 1969, chair of the Rutgers College Coeducation Committee in 1971 and dean of Rutgers College from 1974 to 1977.
“I had a professor in graduate school who insisted that being a professional historian was not enough unless one also accepted the obligations of citizen. No one exemplified that title more than Dick McCormick,” said Lloyd Gardner, professor emeritus of history.
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