Frederick Davies

Frederick Davies

Frederick Davies came to UWL in 1947 as a professor of history. He was the 9th Ph.D. professor teaching at that time. He received a B.A. from Carleton College, Northfield, MN; an M.A. from Northwestern, and a Ph.D. from the State University of Iowa. Before coming to La Crosse, he taught in several schools including Northland College, and also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Davies originated the UWL chapter of Eta Phi Alpha, an honorary fraternity for students in Arts, Letters, and Sciences, and was also one of the three founders of the Kiwanis Club of the Coulee Region. Davies was also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Great Book Club, the American Historical Association, the La Crosse County Board of Appeal, and many educational associations. He retired from UWL in 1976 after a 29-year teaching career.

Dr. Davies established this scholarship in 1987.


This is a permanent endowment fund and will provide scholarships for history majors for many years to come.