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William Worthington Jeffries

William Worthington Jeffries, museum director, archivist, historian. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Southern History Association, Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association (associate), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Phi Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha.

Background

  • Jeffries, William Worthington was born on July 23, 1914 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Frank Mauzy and Gertrude (Worthington) Jeffries.

  • Education

    • AB, Birmingham-Southern College, 1935. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1941.

    Career

    • Teaching fellow Vanderbilt University, 1936-1938, 40-41. Instructor Birmingham-Southern College, 1938-1940. Assistant professor history University Mississippi, 1941-1942.

      Officer instructor United States Naval Academy, 1942-1946, assistant professor, 1946-1948, associate professor, 1948-1955, professor, 1955-1989, senior professor English, history and government, 1955-1970, archivist, 1970-1989, director Academy Museum, 1973-1989.

    Works

    Politics

    Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

    Membership

    Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Southern History Association, Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association (associate), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Phi Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ruth Franklin, August 31, 1940. Children: John Worthington, Susan Jeffries Schwartz, Gertrude Jeffries Parker, Margaret Jeffries McKee., Virginia Jeffries Oxford.
    • father: Frank Mauzy Jeffries
    • mother: Gertrude (Worthington) Jeffries
    • spouse: Mary Ruth Franklin
    • children: John Worthington Jeffries
    • Susan Jeffries Schwartz Jeffries
    • Gertrude Jeffries Parker Jeffries
    • Margaret Jeffries McKee. Jeffries
    • Virginia Jeffries Oxford Jeffries
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    Born July 23, 1914
    Died December 17, 1989
    (aged 75)
    Nationality
    • 1935
      Birmingham-So. College
    • 1936
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1941
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1936 - 1938
      Teaching fellow, Vanderbilt University
    • 1938 - 1940
      instructor, Birmingham-Southern College
    • 1941 - 1942
      assistant, professor history University Mississippi
    • 1970 - 1989
      officer, instructor United States Naval Academy
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