R. Clarence Lang

Reuben Clarence Lang is a retired professor of German and history. He was born in North Dakota in January 1925 as one of nine children. Both of his parents were ethnic German immigrants from South Russia.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) at Wartburg College in Iowa, and a baccalaureate of divinity degree from Wartburg Seminary. He earned a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in history at the University of South Dakota, with a thesis on the foreign policy of Gustav Stresemann. In 1966 he earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in history at the University of Kiel in northern Germany. His dissertation examined the image of Germany in the United States, 1918 to 1923, as reflected in American magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Lang has served as an Evangelical Lutheran pastor at congregations in Canada and in North and South Dakota (USA). For 30 years he taught history and German on a college level for 30 years, including four years at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. He retired in the late 1980s as an Associate Professor of German from the faculty of Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas, where he had taught for four and a half years.

Dr. Lang is married and has two daughters.

For years he was a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of The Journal of Historical Review, which was published by the Institute for Historical Review.

Dr. Lang addressed the Eighth IHR Conference, October 1987, in Irvine, California. His presentation, "Imposed German Guilt" The Stuttgart Declaration of 1945," was published in The Journal of Historical Review, Spring 1988. (The text is also posted at http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v08/v08p-55_Lang.html )


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