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‘Modern Presidency’ to be focus of Jones visiting professor

Friday, December 03, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – William E. Leuchtenburg, a retired University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor, will be Wofford College’s Lewis P. Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor in History in the Spring 2005 semester. He will teach a seminar on “The Modern Presidency.”

Leuchtenburg’s knowledge and expertise will be shared at a public lecture on “Southern Politics in the 21st Century” on Feb. 22, 2005, in the Olin Teaching Theater at Wofford.

Leuchtenburg retried from UNC-CH in 1982 as the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor. He also had taught at New York University, Smith College, Harvard University and Columbia University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1943, continuing his studies at Columbia, where he earned his master’s degree and Ph.D.

He has had multiple works published, including “The Perils of Prosperity,” in which he examines the 1920s; “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal;” and “In the Shadow of FDR,” which studies Roosevelt’s impact on subsequent presidents.

The Lewis P. Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor in History was established by George Dean Johnson Jr. (Class of 1964) and his wife, Susan Phifer Johnson, in honor of Wofford Professor of History Emeritus Lewis P. Jones.