Born in Solsberry, Indiana on February 8, 1878, Frederic Ogg was a member of the University of Wisconsin faculty for 34 years. He was an author, teacher and researcher in political science and served as the Chairman of his department and of the graduate division of social studies for many years. Such a career, considered in itself, commands respect and admiration. It is more remarkable that Frederic Ogg found time to be a rounded, warm-hearted, generous, and out-giving person. He gave, and gave unstintedly, of kindness, affection and love. These gifts of his were conferred on his family, students, friends, colleagues, on children, on anyone who helped him, probably indeed on every human being with whom he came in contact.