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David Foster Riggs

David Foster Riggs, museum curator, historian. Recipient award of merit Confederate Memorial Literature Society, 1978, Alumni Achievement award Lock Haven University, 1989. Member American Association Museum, Virginia History Society, Williamsburg History Records Association, Association for Preservation of Civil War Sites, Society Military History, Society of America Baseball Research, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Background

  • Riggs, David Foster was born on February 26, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Grennell Merrill and Grace Marie (Foster) Riggs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lock Haven University, 1972. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.

    Career

    • Archivist Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) University, 1970. Graduate assistant Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1973-1974. Archivist Kenmore Association, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1974.

      Archivist, cataloger manuscripts Virginia History Society, Richmond, 1974-1978. Park technician Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park National Park Service, 1978. Park technician Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, National Park Service, St. Louis, 1978-1980, Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, National Park Service, 1980-1981.

      Museum curator Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, 1981-1985, Colonial National History Park, National Park Service, Jamestown, Virginia, since 1985. Book reviewer in field.

    Works

    Politics

    The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

    Religion

    The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

    Membership

    Member American Association Museum, Virginia History Society, Williamsburg History Records Association, Association for Preservation of Civil War Sites, Society Military History, Society of America Baseball Research, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

    Personality

    Interests

    Major league baseball.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Elizabeth Agee, April 24, 1976.
    • father: Grennell Merrill Riggs
    • mother: Grace Marie (Foster) Riggs
    • spouse: Susan Elizabeth Agee
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    Born February 26, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Lock Haven University
    • 1974
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1970
      Archivist Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) University
    • 1973 - 1974
      graduate assistant, Pennsylvania State University
      State College, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1974
      archivist Kenmore Association
      Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      archivist
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1978
      park technician Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park National Park Service
    • 1978 - 1980
      park technician Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
    • 1980 - 1981
      park technician Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
    • 1981 - 1985
      museum curator Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park
    • 1985
      museum curator Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park
      Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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