Herbert Storing

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Herbert J. Storing (January 29, 1928 – 1977) was a professor of Constitutional History and Law, the The Federalist Papers, and, most notably, the Anti-Federalists at the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia. Storing served in the U.S. Army after World War II, from 1946 to 1948, before beginning a degree at Colgate University in 1950. He earned a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1956, studying as a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom from 1953 to 1955.[1]

A prolific writer and talented academic, Storing was also a senior research assistant at the London School of Economics and held posts at Colgate University (1968-1969) and Northern Illinois University (1969-1975). Prior to his death at 49, he had completed most of his annotated seven-volume collection of Anti-Federalist writings, The Complete Anti-Federalist, which was later completed by his former student Murray Dry.

Another of Dr. Storing's scholarly works is Toward a More Perfect Union, a collection of most of his shorter works.

A student of Leo Strauss, he spent most of his professional life at the University of Chicago. He also had been a visiting professor at Northern Illinois University.

In 1977, shortly before his untimely death, Storing became the Robert K. Gooch Professor of Government and director of presidential studies at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.[2]


  • What the Antifederalists Were For (1981)
  • Essays on the Scientific Study of Politics (1962)
  • The State and the Farmer (1963)
  • The Complete Antifederalist (1981)
  • What Country Have I?: Political Writings By Black Americans (1970)
  • Toward a More Perfect Union (1995)


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