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Christopher Crittenden

Christopher Crittenden, American state official.

Background

  • Crittenden, Christopher was born on December 1, 1902 in Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Christopher and Ethel (Taylor) Crittenden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest College, 1921, A.M., 1922, Doctor of Letters, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1930. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University North Carolina, 1961, Wake Forest College.

    Career

    • Principal, Public school, Roxobel, North Carolina, 1922-1923. Instructor of history, Yale, 1924-1925. Instructor of history, University of North Carolina, 1926-1929, assistant professor, 1930-1935, director North Carolina State Department of Archives and History (formerly the North Carolina History Commission) since 1935 (on leave, 1946-1947, serving as assistant director World World War II Records project National Archives, Washington).

      State director, History Records Survey, 1936-1937. Regional director Survey of Federal Archives, 1936-1937. Chairman Conference of History Socs., 1938-1940.

      President American Association for State and Local History, 1940-1942. Member American, Southern history associations, North Carolina State Literature and History Association (secretary), society American Archivists (past president), North Carolina Folk-Lore Society, North Carolina State Art Society, North Carolina Archeological Society (past president), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Phi Beta Kappa (president county chapter 1958-1959).

    Works

    • Author, editor histories of North Carolina Compiler, editor: Historical Societies in the United States and Canada: A Handbook, 1944. Editor North Carolina History Review, 1935-1969. Contributor articles and reviews to journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member American, Southern history associations, North Carolina State Literature and History Association (secretary), society American Archivists (past president), North Carolina Folk-Lore Society, North Carolina State Art Society, North Carolina Archeological Society (past president), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Phi Beta Kappa (president county chapter 1958-1959). Club: Watauga (president 1956-1958).

    Connections

    • Married Janet Quinlan, September 1930. Children: Christopher, Robert Hinton, Ann Lane.
    • father: Charles Christopher Crittenden
    • mother: Ethel (Taylor) Crittenden
    • spouse: Janet Quinlan
    • children: Christopher Crittenden
    • Robert Hinton Crittenden
    • Ann Lane Crittenden
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    Died October 13, 1969
    (aged 66)
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