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Citadel News Service

For release
August 27, 2001

Renowned historian accepts
Mark W. Clark Chair of History

The Citadel proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Catherine Clinton as the Mark W. Clark Professor of History for the 2001-2002 academic year.

A nationally recognized authority on women in the American South and a distinguished scholar, Clinton earned a joint degree in sociology and Afro-American studies from Harvard in 1973. Winning the Isobel Briggs Traveling Fellowship from Radcliffe College, she went on to England and subsequently received her masters degree in American Studies from the University of Sussex in 1974.

After a detour as an instructor at the University of Benghazi in the Libyan Arab Republic, she returned to the United States to attend Princeton University where she received her doctorate degree in history in 1980. Her numerous academic appointments include Harvard University, Brown University, and the University of Richmond. She has written and edited 17 books, the most recent being Fanny Kembles Journals and The Black Soldier.

"Dr. Clinton," Citadel President Major General John S. Grinalds, USMC (Ret.) said, "is a renowned historian, and we are excited about the contribution she will make to our history program."

Clinton resides in Riverside, Conn., with her husband architect Daniel Lee Colbert and their two sons. At The Citadel, Clinton will teach courses on American slavery and reform movements during the 19th century and also conduct a lecture series on African-Americans and women in the U.S. armed forces. While in Charleston, Clinton is available to speak at public gatherings. She may be contacted at The Citadel Department of History at (843) 953-5073.

The General Mark Clark Chair of History was established in 1982 in honor of General Mark Clark, the eleventh president of the military college and a war hero whose service in the U.S. Army spanned 40 years. During World War II, Clark was commander of Allied troops that liberated Rome in 1944.

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