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Manning J. Dauer Fellowships

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During 50 years of teaching political science, Dr. Manning J. Dauer influenced more than 15,000 students, including U.S. Sen. Bob Graham. Dauer was a student at UF, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1930 and his master’s degree in 1931. After receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois in 1933, he returned to UF in 1933 as an instructor. He remained at UF until his retirement in 1980 except for a period of service in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Dauer established UF’s political science department in 1950 and served as chairman for 25 years. He was named a distinguished service professor at UF in 1972 and was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree in 1983.

Dauer devoted his life to UF and to the state of Florida. As a prominent political scientist, historian and writer, Dauer will be remembered for his help in drafting Florida’s desegregation legislation, the reapportionment of the state’s voting districts and the revision of the Florida Constitution.

This fund provides fellowships, assistantships and an Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Political Science. The students who receive the award are determined by the dean of the Graduate School and the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Science

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