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Lamar, Howard Roberts



  • Existence: 1923-11-18    

Biographical / Historical

Howard Roberts Lamar, historian of the trans-Mississippi West, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1923. He received a B.A. from Emory University in 1944, and a Masters (1945) and Ph.d. (1951) in History from Yale University. He was an instructor at the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University between 1945 and 1949, and taught at Yale from 1949 to 1994. He held a number of administrative positions at Yale including chair of the Department of History 1962-1963 and 1967-1970, Dean of the College 1979-1985, and President of the University 1992-1993. He was Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History at Yale. The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University was established in his honor. Lamar died on February 22, 2023.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Simon, John, 2007 December 19

Call Number: RU 1037