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AUGE, Thomas E.

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AUGE, Thomas E. (Fort Madison, IA, Sept. 13, 1923--Dubuque, IA, Mar. 13, 2002). Auge graduated from St. Ambrose College in 1947 and received a Master of History from St. Louis University in 1949. He married Theresa Moffitt in 1955 who joined him in Paris where he studied at the Sorbonne as a Fulbright scholar. He completed a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1957. Tom taught history at John Carroll University and then LORAS COLLEGE for nearly thirty years.

In the late 1960s, Auge was instrumental in the formation of the Black Student Organization.

Auge wrote widely about the Dubuque area and modern European history and in 1966 published a biography, Frederick Ozanam and his World. Among many writings, Auge contributed "The Life and Times of Julien Dubuque," to The Palimpsest in 1976. Ozanam was the founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He also contributed to Seed/Harvest--A History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Auge co-founded the CENTER FOR DUBUQUE HISTORY in 1976 with Robert F. KLEIN and Dr. John HESS.

Following retirement in 1993, Auge held the rank of Professor Emeritus of History and received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995, recognizing him as an exceptional teacher and scholar. Auge was active in various community organizations—the St. Vincent de Paul Society, DUBUQUE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY and Dubuque County Democrats in the early 1970s serving as Vice-Chair and then Chair. He led his executive board in formalizing the DCD By-Laws and Constitution.



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