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David Ernest Alsobrook

David Ernest Alsobrook, museum director, archivist, historian. Recipient Milo B. Howard award, Alabama History Association, 2004. Member of Alabama History Association, Phi Alpha Theta.


  • Alsobrook, David Ernest was born on September 17, 1946 in Eufaula, Alabama, United States. Son of Thomas Neville and Frances Joy (Starnes) Alsobrook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Auburn University, Alabama, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Auburn University, 1983. Master of Arts in History, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1972.


    • Teacher Eufaula High School, 1968—1969, Theodore High School, Mobile County, 1969—1972. Civil archivist Alabama Department Archives & History, Montgomery, 1975—1976. Supervisor archivist Jimmy Carter Library. and Museum, Atlanta, 1981—1991.

      Director George Bush Presidential Library. and Museum, College Station, Texas, 1993—2000, William J. Clinton Presidential Library. & Museum, Little Rock, 2000—2007, Museum of Mobile, Alabama, since 2007. Adjunct professor Dekalb Community College, Clarkston, Georgia, 1984—1991.

      Advisory board member Alabama Center for the Book, Auburn, since 2001.


    • Contributor articles to professional journal (Milo B. Howard award, 2004).


    Member of Alabama History Association, Phi Alpha Theta.



    Gardening, renovating old houses, history.


    • Married Ellen Meredith Lester, May 22, 1976. Children: Adam, Meredith A. Hobin.
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    Born September 17, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Auburn University
    • 1983
      Auburn University
    • 1972
      W. Virginia University
    • 1968 - 1969
      Teacher, Eufaula High School
    • 1969 - 1972
      Teacher, Eufaula High School
    • 1975 - 1976
      civil archivist Alabama Department Archives & History
      Montgomery, Alabama, United States
    • 1981 - 1991
      supervisor archivist Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1993
      director, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
      College Station, Texas, United States
    • 2007
      director, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
      Alabama, United States
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