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Citadel News Service

For Release
September 17, 2002

Kimball and Thomas share Mark Clark Chair of History

          The Citadel announced today the Mark W. Clark Chair of History appointments for both the 2002-2003 and the 2003-2004 academic years. Dr. Warren F. Kimball will hold the chair in the fall semesters and Dr. Emory M. Thomas will hold it in the spring semesters.

Dr. Warren Kimball

          The Gen. Mark Clark Chair of History was established in 1982 in honor of General Mark Clark the 11th 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.

          A diplomatic historian and an expert on United States and British relations, Kimball recently retired from Rutgers University. He received his bachelors degree at Villanova University in 1958. He then attended Georgetown University where he earned a masters degree in 1965 and a doctorate in 1968. Kimball is the author of many books, the most recent being Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill and the Second World War. He also participates in on-going research in the history of U.S. foreign policy in the era of the World War II.

Dr. Emory Thomas

          Thomas is a preeminent Civil War scholar who specializes in the Confederacy. He retired as regents professor of history at the University of Georgia. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Virginia in 1962 and earned a doctorate at Rice University in 1966. His latest book, Robert E. Lee: A Biography, is one of many on the American South during the 19th century.

          Dr. Kimball and Dr. Thomas will make a great addition to our history faculty, said Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, USMC (Ret.), and we are delighted to have them at The Citadel.

          Both Kimball and Thomas will be available to speak at public gatherings. They may be contacted at The Citadel Department of History at (843) 953-5073.


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