William C. Dennis
1941 – 2023
William Dennis was a professor of American history at Denison University in Ohio from 1968 through 1984, and then held various positions at Liberty Fund, Inc. from 1985 to 2001.
Since then, he has been self-employed as a consultant in philanthropy and a writer of environmental essays from a free market perspective. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University with a dissertation entitled, A Federalist Persuasion: The American Ideal of the Connecticut Federalists (1971). He also spent two years (1981-1983) as a low-level political appointee in the U. S. Department of Interior during the first Reagan administration where he “learned a lot and did little damage to the commonwealth.”