Gahagan, George William, 1912-1998

Gahagan, George William, 1912-1998



George William Gahagan was born on June 22, 1912 in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Dartmouth College from 1934-1935 but did not graduate. (He returned and completed his degree in 1949)During the 1930s, Gahagan worked as a reporter for the "Times-Herald" in Middletown N.Y., as an account executive with McGann-Erickson Advertising and also served as an editor with the McGraw Hill Publishing Company. During World War II, Gahagan worked for the Office of War Information, focusing on American propaganda operations and analyses of Japanese propaganda. Gahagan received his MA from Stanford University in 1957. In 1949, he began teaching at Dartmouth College in its Great Issues course. He stayed at Dartmouth until 1950, after which he continued to teach in Colorado and California. Gahagan died in 1998.

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George William Gahagan papers

Identifier: MS-15
Date(s): 1931 to 1934

George William Gahagan (1912-1998), editor and educator. The collection contains correspondence, printed material including clippings and press releases as well as academic papers, assignments and printed material related to his student days at Dartmouth College.