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Edward Steiner: A Grinnell Professor's Immigration Story

Edward Steiner was Grinnell's Professor of Applied Christianity from 1903 to 1941. He immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th Century and experienced two years of moving from place to place and job to job before converting to Christianity and becoming a pastor before ending up at Grinnell. He wrote more books than any other faculty member in history and was considered an expert on immigration.

Faculty Member: George Drake ’56
Discussion Date: Oct. 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. C.T.

Meet Professor Emeritus Drake

George A. Drake first came to Grinnell as an undergraduate in the class of 1956. After a sojourn at the University of Chicago to receive his Ph.D., Mr. Drake began his career as a historian and dean at Colorado College. He returned to Grinnell in 1979 as President, serving in that capacity until 1991. During his presidential tenure, he taught British history several times. From 1991-93, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, teaching English in a Catholic mission school. Since his return to Grinnell, he has pursued his interests in British and Southern African history.

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