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I was raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin before leaving for Monmouth College in Illinois after high school.  At age 21, I was graduated cum laude, with distinction, and as a Senate Scholar from that institution, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and History.  I was also a member of the Phi Alpha Theta international historical honor society. Immediately following my collegiate years, I spent the next decade immersed in the rough and tumble, ultra-competitive world of politics and political campaigns, before entering the private sector. 

In recent years, I have endeavored to serve the public once again, this time by teaching and mentoring kids in the non-profit sector.  I have also been drawn back to the scholarly pursuits that were my first passion of youth, historical research and writing. After the completion of this four-part Byzantium series, I look forward to finishing my doctoral studies and a lifetime devoted to teaching and writing, including the greatest of all adventures, those found in history.


                                                            -Jon Anthony Hauser

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