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Ochieng', William Robert, 1943-


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  • Fuller Name

    • William Robert
  • Variants

    • Ochieng', W. R., 1943-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        1943
    • Death Date

        20131228
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Nairobi
        • Organization: (naf) Kenyatta University College
        • Organization: (naf) Moi University
        • Organization: (naf) Maseno University College
    • Birth Place

        Yimbo (Majimbo Island, Kenya)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Kisumu (Kenya)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Kenya
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: His The third word, 1984:t.p. (William R. Ochieng') cover p. 4 (Dr. William Robert Ochieng'; b. 1943; Ph.D.)
    • found: LC data base, 10/24/85(hdg.: Ochieng', William Robert, 1943-; usage: William R. Ochieng', William Robert Ochieng', William Ochieng')
    • found: Kenya, c2000:t.p. (W.R. Ochieng')
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Ochieng', William Robert; historian, educator, professor; born 1943 in Yimbo, Majimbo Island, Kenya; graduated from Alliance High School, Kikuyu (1965); studied at the University of Nairobi (1968); joined Nairobi's faculty in the history department (January 1971); his PhD dissertation was published under the title ”A Pre-colonial History of the Gusii of Western Kenya from c. A.D. 1500 to 1914” (1974); founded the new history department at Kenyatta University College; served as editor of the “Kenya Historical Review” (1970s); his book, A History of the Kadimo Chiefdom of Yimbo in Western Kenya (1975) demonstrated the possibility of readable histories of precolonial African societies while foregrounding the complicated nature of ethnicity and identity; was arrested over an essay critical of Kenya's leadership (May 1985); build a new department of history at Moi University (1988); became dean of the faculty of arts and professor of history at the new Maseno University College (1990); was the Ministry of Education's appointee as the new principal of Maseno; was appointed Permanent Secretary of Policy Analysis and Research with president Moi (1999); died 28 December 2013 in Kisumu, Kenya)
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    • 1985-10-28: new
    • 2015-05-20: revised
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