University professor; historian. Born– May 28, 1915, Brooklyn, N.Y. Parents– William Henry and Antoinette (Salamone) Maehl. Married– Josephine Scholl McAllister, December 29, 1941. Children– Two. Education– B.S., M.A., Northwestern University, 1937-1939; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1946. Employed as instructor, St. Louis University (1942-43), Centenary College (1943-44); DePaul University, (1944-1950); U.S. Army military historian, European Headquarters, Karlsruhe and Frankfort, Germany; Fort Sill, Okla., (1951-1955); civilian war plans officer, Burtonwood Lance, England, 1955-1956; taught, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1956-1962 and 1964-1968; University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1963-1964. Auburn University, Professor of European History, 1968-1981.  Professor emeritus, 1981.


Contemporary Authors online


August Bebel; Shadow Emperor of the German Workers. Philadelphia; American Philosophical Society, 1980.

Bebel’s Fight Against the Schlactflotte; …. Philadelphia; American Philosophical Society, 1977.

German Militarism and Socialism. Lincoln, Neb.; Nebraska Wesleyan Press, 1963.

The German Socialist Party; Champion of the Republic, 1918-1933. Independence Square; American Philosophical Society, 1986.

Germany in Western Civilization. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1979.

World History Syllabus, Ancient and Medieval Times; …. Auburn, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

World History Syllabus; Early Modern Times. Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hunter Publishing Co., 1980.

World History Syllabus; Modern Times; …. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University Press, 1977.


Some Twentieth Century Historians. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1961.

Historians of Modern Europe. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1971.


Papers of William Harvey Maehl are held by the Archives and Manuscripts Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.