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Kenneth D. Durr

Executive Vice President – History Services

ken-durrKenneth D. Durr started with History Associates in 1991. He oversees a wide range of projects including books and monographs, on-line histories and time lines, chronologies, and oral history programs.

An accomplished business, labor, and political historian, Dr. Durr has coauthored several books including:

  • The Roadway Story
  • Never Stand Still: The History of Consolidated Freightways, Inc. and CNF Transportation Inc., 1929-2000, and
  • Milestones in the Company that Helped Build America, a history of International Harvester.

Other works he has authored include:

  • One Union, a history of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (AFL-CIO, CLC);
  • Behind the Backlash: White Working-Class Politics in Baltimore, 1940-1980, a study of working-class politics published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2003;
  • A Company With A Mission: Rodman Rockefeller and the International Basic Economy Corporation, 1947-1980; and
  • Life of the Party: Kenneth F. Simpson and the Survival of the Republicans in 1930s New York.

Dr. Durr also has an extensive background in the history of U.S. financial regulation, particularly the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies at Kent State University and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in twentieth-century American political and social history from American University, where he has also served as an adjunct professor.