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Wirt Armistead Cate

Wirt Armistead Cate, American author. Member Modern Language Association American, Southern History Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Upsilon, Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Cate, Wirt Armistead was born on November 16, 1900 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States. Son of James Henry and Mary Lou (Armistead) Cate.

  • Education

    • AB, Emory University, 1923. AM (fellow), Emory University, 1925. Postgraduate (Edward Austin fellow), Harvard, 1929.

    Career

    • Instructor Baylor School, Chattanooga, 1923-1924, Georgia School Technology, 1925-1926, 27-28. Lecturer English Emory University, summers 1926, 28. Julius Rosenwald fellow American history, 1937-1938.

      Fellow Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., 1940-1943. Now engaged in biographical, history research, writing.

    Works

    • Author: Lucius Queen's Counsel Lamar, Secession and Reunion, 1935, 3d edition, 1978. (with Margaret R. Cate) The Armistead Family and Collaterals, 1971. History of Richmond Virginia: 1607-1861.

      Editor: Two Soldiers, The Campaign Diaries of Thomas J. Key, C.S.A. and Robert J. Campbell, The United States of America, 1938. Contributor to: history, philological and college journals Encyclopedia British.

    Politics

    Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association American, Southern History Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Upsilon, Sigma Chi.
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    Born November 16, 1900
    Died June 24, 1991
    (aged 90)
    • 1923
      Emory University
    • 1925
      Emory University
    • 1929
      Harvard
    • 1923 - 1924
      Instructor, Baylor School
      Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
    • 1937 - 1938
      Julius Rosenwald fellow, American history
    • 1940 - 1943
      fellow, Colonial Williamsburg
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