The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.
Principal Fruitland Institute, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 1930-1933. Instructor history Mars Hill College, 1933-1946, assistant dean, 1942-1946. Visiting professor Furman U., summers 1940, 43, 44.
Associate professor of history Mercer U., 1946-1948, professor, 1948-1973, emeritus, 1973-1977, department chairman, 1946-1970. Visiting professor of history Emory University, summer 1960, U. Georgia, summer 1963. Columnist Macon Telegraph, 1960-1965.
Research assistant Institute Research Social Science U. North Carolina, 1945. Chairman of the Board editors Ardivan Press, Macon, 1960-1962. Trustee Macon Youth Museum, 1956-1965.
Author: Selective Service in North Carolina in World World War II, 1949. (with Coulter and Saye) History of Georgia, 1954. Ebb Tide as Seen Through the Diary of Josephine Clay Habersham, 1863, 1958.
Georgia Voices: a documentary history to 1872, 1966. Darien—The Death and Rebirth of a Southern Town, 1981. Editor: J.C. Butler’s Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, 1958, 69, Eliza Frances Andrews’ Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1960, 3d edit., 1981.
Rebel Lawyer: Letters of Theodorick W. Montfort, 1861-1862, 1965. Georgia editor: Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists, 3 vols., Encyclopedia British, Collier’s Encyclopedia. Contributor articles and book reviews in history, literature journals.
Member history commission Southern Baptist Convention, 1966-1973. Member Southern History Association, Georgia Society History Research (president 1953), Southern Baptist History Society (president 1970), Middle Georgia History Society (president 1976), Kappa Phi Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum. Club: Palaver.
Born February 19, 1904