David Buffington Wham

David WhamOccupation: Secondary School Educator
Born: Evanston, Illinois, May 25, 1937

Education:
Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1967)
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1959)

Career:
Teacher, Chicago Public Schools (1994-Present)
Freelance Writer, Chicago, IL (1980-1989)
Legislative Assistant, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C. (1969-1978)
Instructor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1965-1967)
Instructor, University Wyoming, Powell, WY (1963-1965)

Career Related:
Speechwriter, Dawn Netsch Gubernatorial Campaign (1994); Speechwriter, Adlai Stevenson Gubernatorial Campaign (1986)

Military:
U.S. Army (1959-1962)

Creative Works:
Author, “A Wave of Bright Boys” (1994); Author, “The Comic Genuflection” (1984); Author, “My Farewell to Bohemi” (1968); Contributor for a think-tank publication housed at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, which was named a national historic landmark by President Barack Obama

Awards:
Recipient, Fiction Award, Columbia Pacific University (1994)

Civic:
Interviewer, Harvard Club of Chicago (1984-Present)

Memberships:
Harvard Club of Chicago; Spee Club, Harvard University; Hasty Pudding Club, Harvard University

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Religion:
Episcopalian

Family:
Son of Benjamin Wham; Virginia (Buffington) Wham
Married Joan Field Wilber (3/9/1968, Divorced May 1972)
Children: Benjamin; Rachel

E-mail:
whambdavid@yahoo.com

Biography Source(s):
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in American Education
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2004-2005, 6th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in the World – 2016, 33rd Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2012, 29th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the World – 2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the World – 2009, 26th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the World – 2008, 25th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the World – 2007, 24th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the World – 2006, 23rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the World – 2005, 22nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the World – 2004, 21st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the World – 2003, 20th Edition (pub. 2002)

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