Richard T. Drinnon

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Richard T. Drinnon (born January 4, 1925, in Portland, Oregon;[1] died April 19, 2012 in Port Orford, Oregon) was professor emeritus of history at Bucknell University. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota.[2]

In 1961, while Drinnon was a professor at the University of California, he was discovered by police to be the next person on the target list of John Harrison Farmer, who felt that he was on a mission from God to kill people that he believed were associated with communism.[3]

During the Columbia University protests of 1968, Drinnon participated in a student walkout of a speech at Bucknell University by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, when Humphrey blamed protesters for disorder on the campus. Drinnon shouted "This is a disgrace" and walked out along with about 30 students.[4]



  • Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building. University of Oklahoma Press. March 1997. ISBN 978-0-8061-2928-0. 
  • Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer and American Racism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. ISBN 0-520-05793-7
  • Rebel in Paradise: A Biography of Emma Goldman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0226163642

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  1. ^ Clare D. Kinsman; Christine Nasso (1975). Contemporary authors: a bio-bibliographical guide to current authors and their works, Volumes 21-24. Gale Research Company. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Faculty", Bucknell University, accessed: 20 January 2011
  3. ^ "Accused in Shooting, He Tells His Story". St. Petersburg Times. January 21, 1961. p. 2-A. 
  4. ^ "Students Walk Out on Humphrey Again". Charleston News and Courier. May 5, 1968. p. 10-A.