Herbert Storing, 1928 - 1977

Herbert Storing was a powerful, extremely influential teacher. The forthrightness and uprightness of the scholar in his writing were forcefully manifest in the man as a presence. His logic straightened his thought without hardening his heart; his students learned from his example the difference between sentiment and sentimentality.

— Joseph Cropsey


Herbert J. Storing was born on January 29, 1928, in Ames, Iowa. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948, and received his A.B. degree from Colgate University in 1950. He then attended the University of Chicago, earning his A.M. in 1951 and Ph.D. in 1956.
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At the time of his death in 1977 at the age of 49, Herbert J. Storing had just taken up duties as the Robert K. Gooch Professor of Government at the University of Virginia and Director of the Program on the Presidency at its Miller Center of Public Affairs. For the two prior decades he was on the faculty in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he taught courses on the American Founding, constitutional law, public administration, American political thought, and the presidency.
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