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J. David Markham

J. David Markham, American secondary school educator, writer, historical consultant. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient medal of Landtag of Badden-Württemberg, Germany, 1987, Special Service award Alliance Francaise of Phoenix, 1992, Marengo medal Province of Alessandria, Italy, 1997, medal City of Ajaccio, Corsica, France, 1997, 2008, General Council Southern Corsica, 2008, Territorial Collection Corsica, 2008, Gold medal La Renaissance française.


  • Markham, J. David was born on December 26, 1945 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of James Walter and Myrtle (Sturges) Markham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Iowa, 1971. Master of Arts, University Northern Iowa, 1972. Postgraduate, Southern Illinois University, 1974.

      Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1982. Master of Education, Arizona State University, 1991. Postgraduate, Florida State University, 1996—1997.

      Postgraduate, Oxford University, England, 1996.


    • Instructor sociology University Wisconsin, Fond du Lac/Stevens Point, 1974-1976. Director Vietnam education grants Wisconsin Department Veterinary Affairs, Madison, 1979-1983. Coordinator international education American Federation of State, Phoenix, 1983-1984.

      Veterans service officer Arizona Veterans Service Commission, 1984-1986. Assistant to director Commission on Arizona Environmental, 1986-1988. Division supervisor Arizona Department Liquor Lics. and Control, 1988-1989.

      World history and English teacher Tolleson Union High School District, 1990-1992. World history teacher Lake Worth High School, Palm Beach, Florida, 1992-2000. History teacher Tumwater High School, 2000—2001, Centralia High School, 2001—2002, Orting High School, 2002—2007.

      Instructor sociology and political science, Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix, 1985-1991. Instructor Palm Beach Community College, 1993-1995.


    • Napoleon: The Final Verdict
    • This text presents a combination of assessments, by international Napoleonic experts, of Bonaparte's military career, character, leadership and performance.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board directors World Affairs Council Arizona, 1987-1990. Vice president Arizona Committee for Bicentennial of the French Revolution, 1988-1989. President Olympia World Affairs Council, since 2003.

    Board directors Friends of Fort Lewis Military Museum, since 2007. With United States Army, 1968-1969, Vietnam. Fellow International Napoleonic Society (executive vice president and editor-in-chief since 1995, president since 2008, Legion of Merit 1996).

    Member Napoleonic Alliance (executive vice president 1992—2004, president 2004-2007, editor conference proceedings, editor bulletin, President medal 1998), Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, Western Society for French History, Sierra Club, Population Connection, Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta.



    Travel, music.


    • Married Barbara Ann Munson, May 14, 1983.
    • father: James Walter Markham
    • mother: Myrtle (Sturges) Markham
    • spouse: Barbara Ann Munson
    J. David Markham
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    Born December 26, 1945
    (age 71)
    • 1971
      University Iowa
    • 1972
      University No. Iowa
    • 1974
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1982
      University Wisconsin
    • 1991
      Arizona State University
    • 1996
      Oxford University
    • 2001
      history teacher, Tumwater High School
    • 1974 - 1976
      Instructor, sociology University Wisconsin
    • 1979 - 1983
      director, Vietnam education grants Wisconsin Department Veterinary Affairs
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      coordinator, international education American Federation of State
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      veterans service officer, Arizona Veterans Service Commission
    • 1986 - 1988
      assistant, to director Commission on Arizona Environmental
    • 1988 - 1989
      division supervisor Arizona Department Liquor Lics. and Control
    • 1990 - 1992
      world history and English teacher, Tolleson Union High School District
    • 1992
      world history teacher, Lake Worth High School
      Palm Beach, Florida, United States
    • 2001 - 2002
      history teacher, Tumwater High School
    • 2002 - 2007
      history teacher, Tumwater High School
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