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James Welch Patton

James Welch Patton, American educator.


  • Patton, James Welch was born on September 28, 1900 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of James Wesley and Elizabeth (Welch) Patton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1924. A.M., U. North Carolina, 1925, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.


    • June 25, 1930; 1 daughter, Emily Frances (Mistress Deluca). Faculty history Georgia State Woman’s College, 1925-1927. Associate professor history The Citadel, 1929-1930.

      Assistant professor history Wittenberg College, 1930-1931. Professor of history Converse College, 1931-1942. Professor of history and polit science, head department North Carolina State College, 1942-1948.

      Professor of history U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1948-1973, director Southern History collection, 1948-1967.


    • Author: Unionism and Reconstruction in Tennessee, 1934. The Women of the Confederacy (with Francis B. Simkins), 1936. Editor: Minutes of the Greenville Ladies’ Association in Aid of the Confederate Army, 1937.

      Contributor to Dictionary American Biography, Dictionary American History. Editor: Messages, Addresses, and Public Papers of Luther H. Hodges, Governor North Carolina, 1954-1961, 3 vols., 1960, 62, 63.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member advisory council Civil War Centennial Commission, 1958-1973. President, South Carolina. History Association, 1938-1939.

    Fellow Society American Archivists. Member American, Southern (president 1956) history associations Organisation American Historians, History Society North Carolina (president 1966), English-Speaking Union (branch president 1966), Society American Archivists, North Carolina Literature and History Association (president 1964), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi.


    • Married Carlotta Dorothea Petersen.
    • father: James Wesley Patton
    • mother: Elizabeth (Welch) Patton
    • spouse: Carlotta Dorothea Petersen
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    Born September 28, 1900
    Died March 17, 1973
    (aged 72)