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Meet The Fellows

Fannie T. Taylor

Fanny T. Taylor was the visionary leader who brought the Association of Performing Arts Presenters to life. A staunch arts advocate, dedicated teacher, presenter, and champion of excellence in the performing arts. Her career was so dedicated to the work of arts presenting that Madison Magazine stated, “No one did more for the performing arts in this century than Fan Taylor.” In  all 1939, she began her career with a long association with the Wisconsin Union Theater.

Rev. Francis Paul Prucha

Reverend Francis Paul Prucha is the preeminent scholar of the modern era on the subject of United States government-Native American relations.  His numerous works include The Indian in American History (1971); Americanizing the American Indians (1973); The Dawes Act and the Allotment of Indian Lands (1973); The Churches and the Indian Schools, 1888-1912 (1979); The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians (1985), which wa

M. Kenneth Starr

At the age of 89, M. Kenneth Starr passed away Dec. 4, 2011, in Connecticut.  Inducted as a Wisconsin Academy Fellow in 1985, Mr. Starr was director emeritus of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

James R. Johnson

James R. Johnson is retired as a laboratory director and executive scientist for the 3M Company. He received his Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from The Ohio State University and an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Johnson has served in various roles at the University of Minnesota and UW-Stout, as well as on advisory boards at several engineering colleges. A pioneer in materials science and engineering, he has 30 U.S.


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