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Fred K. Schaefer

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Fred Kurt Schaefer (July 7, 1904 – June 6, 1953) was a geographer. He is considered one of the pioneers of quantitative revolution. Kurt Schaefer was a whole man, a conscious member of the human race, a scientist, and an intellectual who remembered his humanist commitment. Life Fred K. Schaefer was born in Berlin, Germany in the family of metal worker. He was involved in politics as a member of Social Democratic party and after the rise of fascism he fled from Nazi Germany. He attended the University of Berlin pursuing both undergraduate and postgraduate studies from 1928 through 1932. As an undergraduate he studied economics, economic geography, and political geography. As a graduate student he studied mathematics and population statistics. Later in the United States he became an inaugural member of the Department of Geography at Iowa. In 1947 he married Mary Strub, a native of Iowa City. He died of a heart attack on June 6, 1953. Works He is well known for his
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