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Jesse F. Brumbaugh

Indiana & Oregon

"Jesse F. Brumbaugh served as professor of psychology at Oregon State College from 1915 until his retirement in about 1939 when he became professor emeritus. He continued teaching into the 1950s. Brumbaugh (originally spelled Brumback) was born in Kewanna, Indiana on May 29, 1868. He received degrees from Depauw University (A.B., 1894), University of Chicago (A.M. 1902), and the State Law School of South Dakota (L.L.B., 1910). Prior to his tenure at Oregon State, Brumbaugh taught at Depauw University (1894-1896 and 1902-1906), Dakota Wesleyan (1897-1901), and the State University of South Dakota (1909-1913). Brumbaugh taught a wide range of classes during his years at Oregon State, including Elementary Psychology, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Reflective Thinking, Logic, and Ethics. . . . Brumbaugh was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honorary societies and the Society of Applied Psychology. He married Anna Cook of Sheldon, South Dakota, in August 1899. They had four children. Brumbaugh probably died around 1959." [Source: Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon][The collection of Brumbaugh Papers includes "poems written by Brumbaugh."][Guide to the Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers]


Jesse Franklin Brumbaugh, Comparative Study of Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and Enquiry of the Human Understanding, A.M. dissertation, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1901.


Jesse Franklin Brumbaugh, Legal Reasoning and Briefing; logic applied to the preparation, trial and appeal of cases, with illustrative briefs and forms (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1917)

____________________, Legal and Public Speaking; a treatise on the art of public speaking, with copious illustrations and models of public utterances and jury speeches (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1932)