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Leuchtenburg to lecture on ‘Southern Politics’

February 18, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – William E. Leuchtenburg, the Lewis P. Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor in History at Wofford College, will lecture on “Southern Politics in the 21st Century” on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The 4 p.m. lecture, in the Olin Teaching Theater, is free and open to the public.

Leuchtenburg, a retired University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor, will teach a seminar on “The Modern Presidency” during this Spring semester 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.