Bogart, Ernest L.


Years in the Department:


Research Interest: 

History, Public Finance


At the recommendation of David Kinley, Ernest Ludlow Bogart came to the University of Illinois from Princeton in the fall of 1909 as Associate Professor of Economics. Dr. Bogart had taken his master's at Princeton and his Ph.D. at the University of Halle, Germany. His text, Economic History of the United States, published in 1907, had been adopted by Dr. Kinley prior to his joining the faculty at the university: it was the second text in American Economic History ever to be written, and would bring Dr. Bogart the immediate distinction of being one of the top Economic Historians in the country.

In 1920, Professor Bogart became Head of the Department of Economics. During this post-war period, student enrollment was at an all-time high, necessitating the hiring of many new faculty. Dr. Bogart carried on his administrative duties without sacrifice to his scholarly researches: while serving as head of a department that would achieve bounding growth in staff, curriculum and prestige, Dr. Bogart produced some 28 books and monographs.

In 1930, Dr. Bogart was elected President of the American Economic Association, following Dr. Kinley in that office. Dr. Bogart was a member of numerous government commissions and councils. In 1938, after serving his university and country for a third of a century, and leading his department for 18 years, he retired.

Dr. Bogart was born March 16, 1870 and deceased November 4, 1958.


University of Halle-Wittenberg, 1897


  • Bogart, Ernest L, and Donald L. Kemmerer. Economic History of the American People. New York: Longmans, Green, 1947. Print.
  • Bogart, Ernest L. The Economic History of the United States. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1907. Print.
  • Bogart, Ernest L. Direct and Indirect Costs of the Great World War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1919. Print.
  • Bogart, Ernest L. Economic History of Europe, 1760-1939. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1942. Print.
  • Bogart, Ernest L, and Charles M. Thompson. The Industrial State, 1870-1893. Springfield: Illinois Centennial commission, 1920. Print.

Other links/resources:

Ernest L. Bogart Papers at the University of Illinois Library Archives


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