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Paul K. Stuewe

Paul K. StueweKansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 1992
Elected to executive committee: 1998
President: 2015-2016

Paul K. Stuewe received a bachelor’s degree in history from Washburn University in 1972. He received two master’s degrees, one in curriculum and instruction from the University of Kansas in 1976, and one in history, from the University of Kansas in 1979.

He is an advanced placement European history teacher at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, where he was chosen Master Teacher of the Year in 2008. He is as an adjunct history professor at the University of Kansas. Stuewe edited Kansas Revisited: Historical Images and Perspectives, in its third edition.

Stuewe gives historical tours in Lawrence focusing on territorial Kansas and Quantrill’s raid of Lawrence. He has served as a commissioner on the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission and on the Lawrence 150 Commission, and chaired the Heritage Committee. He received the Lawrence Mayor’s Excellence in Education Award in 2005.

He served on the board of the Lawrence Schools Foundation Board. He and his wife, Beth, live in Lawrence. She is executive secretary of an organization of women mystery writers, called Sisters in Crime. They have one daughter.

Stuewe is a life member of the Kansas Historical Foundation. He was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 1992.He has served on the bylaws, development, and Langsdorf Award committees. He chaired the membership committee. He was elected to the executive committee in 1998. He is currently serving a president.