Rockwell D. Hunt

Rockwell D. Hunt

Rockwell Dennis Hunt (Sacramento, California 1868 - 1964) was an eminent Californian historian, a professor at the University of Southern California and the University of the Pacific, and prolific author. He was named Mr. California by Governor Goodwin Knight in 1954.

Hunt was born in Sacramento, California in 1868. He received his Bachelor's degree from Napa College in 1890 and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1895. He taught economics at the University of Southern California starting in 1908, and became dean of its graduate school from 1920 to his retirement in 1945.

After his retirement from USC, he became the first director of the California History Foundation at Pacific.


* Ron Limbaugh, "Rockwell Dennis Hunt: Mr. California and Mr. University of the Pacific", Conference of California Historical Societies. [ full text]

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