August 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

History Alum Teaches and Publishes on U.S. History

Ohio University alum Dr. Henry Franklin Tribe has published numerous biographical entries. Tribe has taught U.S. history at a number of institutions, including Rio Grande College, Shawnee State University, and Marshall University. He currently offers history courses at Ohio University-Southern.

He earned a B.A. and M.A. in History from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in history from Bowling Green State University in 1990.

His undergraduate and master’s education in the History Department at Ohio University helped inspire and prepare him to purse his doctoral degree. Tribe wrote his M.A. thesis on the political career of 17-term Ohio congressman Thomas A. Jenkins under the supervision of Ohio University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History Alonzo Hamby.

Tribe’s research interests include 20th-century U.S. political history, Ohio history, Appalachia, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the National Football League (NFL). He has published articles for Buckeye Hill Country and Northwest Ohio History. Tribe also has contributed biographical entries to The American National Biography, The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, The West Virginia Encyclopedia, and The Handbook of Texas.

Some of his recent biographies for The American National Biography have been on NFL Hall of Fame members George Blanda, Wellington Mara, and Bill Willis, Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Louis Richard Rocco, and Republican Ohio congressman Thomas A. Jenkins.

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