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John Edwin Pomfret

John Edwin Pomfret
Born (1898-09-21)September 21, 1898
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 26, 1981(1981-11-26) (aged 83)
Camden, South Carolina
Education University of Pennsylvania, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Known for historian of Colonial America, especially New Jersey
Notable work -The Struggle for Land in Ireland
-The Geographic Pattern of Mankind
-The Province of West New Jersey
-Founding the American Colonies.
Board member of
Associate trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1946-59
trustee, Virginia Theological Seminary, 1946-51
trustee, Southwest Museum, 1952-66
president, Southern University Conference, 1948-49.
Spouse(s) Sara Wise, m. August 28, 1926
Children John Dana
Parent(s) Edwin Pomfret
Mary (O'Rorke) Pomfret
Awards -LL.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1943
-LL.D., University of Chattanooga (now University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), 1949
-LL.D., Mills College, 1958
-Litt.D., University of Southern California, 1966
-Litt.D., Claremont Graduate School and University Center, 1966
-Tailteann Award in nonfiction for The Struggle for Land in Ireland
-Graphic Arts Award for one of fifty best books of the year, for California Gold Rush Voyages
-State and Local History award for The Province of East New Jersey.
Notes
John Edwin Pomfret (September 21, 1898 – November 26, 1981)[2] was the twentieth president of the College of William & Mary, serving from 1942 to 1951.[3] Pomfret was forced to resign in 1951 as a result of a grade changing scandal with the College's football team.[4] His papers from his time as president can be found at the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William and Mary.[5]

Memberships

Writings

  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1930). The Struggle for Land in Ireland. Princeton University Press. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1935). The Geographic Pattern of Mankind. Appleton. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1954). The Province of West New Jersey. Princeton University Press. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1962). The Province of East New Jersey. Princeton University Press. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1969). A History of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Henry E. Huntington. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1970). Founding the American Colonies. Harper. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin (1973). Colonial New Jersey, a History. Scribner. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin, ed. (1954). California Gold Rush Voyages. Huntington Library. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin, ed. (1954). Twelve Americans Speak. Huntington Library. 
  • Pomfret, John Edwin, ed. (1964). The New Jersey Proprietors and Their Lands. Van Nostrand. 

References

  1. ^ "John Edwin Pomfret". Contemporary Authors Online (FEE, VIA FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY). Detroit: Gale. 2003. Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000079025. Retrieved 2011-09-06.  Gale Biography In Context.
  2. ^ White, James Terry, ed. (1960). The National Cyclopaedia of American biography, Volume 1. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Pomfret, John Edwin". Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William & Mary. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pomfret, John Edwin". Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William & Mary. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Office of the President. John Edwin Pomfret". Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 

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