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Nicholas J. Spykman

AKA Nicholas John Spykman

Born: 13-Oct-1893
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 26-Jun-1943
Location of death: New Haven, CT [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Geographer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Godfather of Containment

[1] New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Father: Klaas Spykman
Mother: Elizabeth van Vorstenberg
Wife: Elizabeth Choate (juvenile author, until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Angelica
Daughter: Patricia

    University: Delft University
University of Cairo
    University: BA, University of California at Berkeley (1921)
    University: MA, University of California at Berkeley (1922)
    University: PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1923)
    Professor: Sterling Professor of International Relations, Yale University (1928-40)
    Administrator: Chair, Dept. of International Relations, Yale University (1935-40)

    Academy of Political Science
    American Academy of Political and Social Science
    American Political Science Association
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Naturalized US Citizen 1928

Author of books:
The Social Theory of Georg Simmel (1925, nonfiction)
America's Strategy in World Politics (1942, international affairs)
The Geography of the Peace (1944, international affairs)

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