Rusk, George Yeisley, 1891-1982.

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Biographical Note: George Yeisley Rusk was a theologian, philosopher, writer, and teacher.

He was born in Baltimore Md. in 1891. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (1913), the Princeton Theological Seminary (1916), and received his Ph. D. (1922) from New York University. During the 1920s, Rusk served with the Congregational Church and taught religion and philosophy. In the 1930s, Rusk became interested in the principles of Socialism and wrote several essays on economics. His study of Gestalt psychology led him to a methodology for resolving cultural conflicts, and he promoted this concept through his writings and his many memberships in societies. Rusk devoted many years to the planning of a Senior Research Institue for retired professional people proposed for the city of Columbia, Md. Lack of public funding ended the project. From 1946 to 1951, Rusk taught literature and rhetoric at the University of Baltimore. Rusk wrote extensively on philosophical and religious subjects, some published in scholarly journals. George Yeisley Rusk died in 1982.

From the description of George Yeisley Rusk papers, 1921-1974. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48369099

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creatorOf Rusk, George Yeisley, 1891-1982. George Yeisley Rusk papers, 1921-1974. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Rusk, George Yeisley, 1891-1982. Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1942-1943. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Rusk, George Yeisley, 1891-1982. Letter, 1940, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Bard, Philip, 1898-1977. person
associatedWith Churchman, C. West (Charles West), 1913-2004. person
associatedWith Gaudet, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph), 1902- person
associatedWith Murphy, Gardner, 1895-1979. person
associatedWith University of Baltimore. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Theodore Halbert. person
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Columbia (Md.)
College teachers
Culture conflict
Gestalt psychology
Life care communities
Retirement communities
College teachers


Birth 1891

Death 1982

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