Alvord, Clarence Walworth (ălˈvərd) [key], 1868–1928, American historian, b. Greenfield, Mass. He became (1901) an instructor in history at the Univ. of Illinois (Ph.D., 1908) and was full professor there (1913–20) and at the Univ. of Minnesota (1920–23). Alvord was general editor (1906–20) of the Illinois Historical Collections, and he edited the Centennial History of Illinois (6 vol., 1918–24) and wrote its first volume. The principal founder of The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Alvord served as its managing editor (1914–23). He also wrote The Mississippi Valley in British Politics (1917, repr. 1959).
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