Sylvester John Hemleben

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Sylvester John Hemleben was born February 25, 1902, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a descendant of an ancient German family which emigrated to America to practice medicine and pharmacy in pioneer Wisconsin.

Hemleben received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Iowa, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from Fordham University, and the Bachelor of Laws With Distinction and the Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Mississippi. He furthered his education at Columbia University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, England, and Munich University, Germany.

Hemleben’s career was devoted to college and university teaching. He was the author of numerous books, including Plans for World Peace through Six Centuries (1943, University of Chicago Press), as well as numerous articles in learned journals. Hemleben also wrote numerous volumes of poetry, including Musings of a Mystic, that are expressive of his philosophy of life.

Hemleben died on June 14, 1991.