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Name: Christensen, Harold T.
Historical Note: <p> Harold T. Christensen was born March 10, 1909, in Preston, Idaho. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. He came to Purdue in August 1947 as full professor, serving as the first department head when the Department of Sociology was established in 1953. He stepped down as department head in 1962, and retired to La Jolla, California, in 1975. Christensen was awarded a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Purdue in 1993 for his pioneering work in cross-cultures investigation of factors influencing premarital sexual activity.</p>
Sources: Liberal Arts Magazine, vol. 10(2), 2004, p. 25.