Born in Belleville, Illinois to John Wendell and Georgia Elizabeth Ziegler.
Receives a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University.
Receives a Master of Science from Southern Illinois University.
Attends St. Andrews University in Scotland as a Rotary Foundation fellow.
Serves with the U.S. Army for three years.
Becomes an assistant professor of political science and social science at California State University.
Receives a Doctor of Philosophy from Syracuse University.
Becomes a lecturer of American civilization at California State Polytechnic University.
Becomes an associate professor of political science at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.
Serves as a frequent participant for Wilton Park Conferences.
Becomes a full professor at Hendrix College.
Becomes Harold and Lucy Cabe Distinguished Professor of history and politics at Hendrix College.
Authors “Experimentalism and Institutional Change.”
Becomes a Legendary Lecturer and Emeritus Professor at Hendrix College.
Authors “In Search of the Special Relationship with Britain.”
Marries Iris Butler Scales.
Authors “Special Relationships: Six Stories.”