Education: Zook

In a farmhouse near Fort Scott, Kansas, 48 years ago was born George Frederick Zook, son of Douglas and Helen Follenius Zook. In 1902 George Zook entered the University of Kansas, carrying his spare clothing in a shoe box. He worked his way through by driving a hearse. He made Phi Kappa Phi. Five years after graduating he married a classmate, Susie Gant. Specializing in modern European history, George Zook became a fellow at Kansas, an assistant at Cornell, an instructor at Pennsylvania State College, then an assistant professor, then an associate...

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