Richard Rung


Richard Rung, M.A.

Professor of Political Science Emeritus

On Faculty since 1963, Retired in 1990

Richard 'Dick' Calvin Rung was a professor of Political Science and History at Wheaton College. He grew up in Buffalo, New York with his older brothers Edward and Paul. At the age of 18 in 1943 he was drafted into the United States military where he chose the Navy. Rung was a part of the D-Day invasion of World War II. He was on the crew of the Landing Craft Tank 539, which was part of D-Day at Omaha Beach. After the war he would go on to marry his wife Dorothy and have two children, Judy and Richard. He received his undergraduate degree from Gordon College and his graduate degree from Boston University. He began his teaching career in 1955 at King's College as a history professor and department chair as well as the Dean of Students. He came to Wheaton College in 1963, where he remained as a professor till 1990.

1968-1969: Student-at-large, Northern Illinois University
1957-1962: New York University, took courses for Ph.D. degree
1953-1955: Boston University, M.A. degree
1949-1953: Gordon College, B.A. degree