Paul Samuel Reinsch
|Paul S. Reinsch|
Portrait of Paul Samuel Reinsch.
June 10, 1869|
Milwaukee CountyMilwaukee, Wisconsin
|Died||January 26, 1923(aged 53)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Doctoral advisor||Frederick Jackson Turner|
Reinsch was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of German-American parents. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1892, attended the school of law there, and after graduating in 1894, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Milwaukee for some time.
He returned to the University of Wisconsin for additional schooling in 1895, earning a Ph.D. in political science under Frederick Jackson Turner in 1898. He was employed there as an assistant professor of political science. In 1913 he became the United States Minister to China, a position he held until 1919. Before and after that date he served as a delegate to various international conferences.
- (1899). The Common Law in the Early American Colonies.
- (1900). World Politics at the End of the Nineteenth Century.
- (1902). Colonial Government.
- (1905). Colonial Administration.
- (1907). American Legislatures and Legislative Methods.
- (1909). Readings on American Federal Government.
- (1909). Civil Government.
- (1911). Readings on American State Government.
- (1911). Intellectual and Political Currents in the Far East.
- (1911). Public International Unions.
- (1922). An American Diplomat in China.
- "A Parliament for China," The Atlantic, December 1, 1909.
He was a contributor to the New International Encyclopedia.
- Reinsch, Paul S. (1898). "English Common Law in the Early American Colonies". Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin No. 31. Economics, Political Science, and History Series. 2. pp. 393–456.
- Pugach, Noel (1969). "Making the Open Door Work: Paul S. Reinsch in China, 1913-1919," Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 157-175.
- Pugach, Noel (1979). Paul S. Reinsch, Open Door Diplomat in Action. Millwood, N.Y.: KTO Press.