Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 13, Number 5 (Feb. 1912)
Lochner, Louis P.
The Roosevelt exchange professor, pp. -234
THE ROOSEVELT EXCHANGE PROFESSOR By LOUIS P. LOCHNER, '09 men have managed crowd into a whole -time what Paul S. nsch, '92, at present eodore Roosevelt Ex- rage Professor at the, University of Berlin, has been able to force into the short span of 42 years. A mastery of four languages- English, Ger- man, Spanish and French-and the acquisition of a reading know- ledge of half a dozen others; the publication of some twelve volumes with subjects as varied as Intellec- tual and Political Currents in the Far East, and American Legisla- tures and Legislative Methods; the' contribution of scores of articles- to magazines as diverse in nature as the Atlantic Monthly and the- International Law Review, as the American luagaztne ana tue Iv orta American Review; the incumbency of a full professorship at his Alma Mater only nine years after receiv- ing his A. B. degree; the satisfac- tory fulfillment of his mission as one of the American delegates to both the Third and Fourth Pan- American Conferences and as vice- president of the First Pan-Ameri- can Scientific Congress-these are some of the achievements of the versatile scholar-statesman. Add to this the great variety of topics upon which he has addressed the public-varying from Japanese Art to International Peace, and from Religion to the Monroe Doc- trine; add to it the comprehensive- ness of the courses taught by him at the university--including Phil- osophy of the State, History of English and American Law, Colon- ikil Administration, Contemporan- eous International Politics, Orient- al Civilization, and a number of others-; add to it his confidential relations with the Department of State:.at Washington, whither he is often summoned to give expert pinion on international questions, -and one marvels how a man only niineteen years out of college could accomplish it all. Dri. Reinsch was born at Mil- Waukee, Wis., on June 10, 1869, the son of a German Lutheran Sergyman. He attended Con- Cord College in his native city, a. Lutheran institution patterned upon the gymnasia of Germany. The prevalent language was Ger- man. Theology and the Latin and Greek classics formed the greater part of the curriculum; while pol- itics, sociology and economics were given but very little attention. Thus Mr. Reinsch acquired a thor- ough philological training, but one which little forboded his lat r ca- reer as a teacher of international politics, a man of affairs, and an accomplished diplomat of proven worth. He entered the University of Wisconsin in 1888. While contin-
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