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Laura Lyons McLemore

Laura Lyons McLemore, American archivist, history educator. Named Outstanding Graduate Student in History, University of North Texas, 1995-1996; recipient Hatton W. Sumners Dissertation fellowship, 1996.


  • McLemore, Laura Lyons was born on July 21, 1950 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Val Alexander and Bobbie Chennault Lyons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1971. Master of Arts, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University of North Texas, 1998.


    • College archivist Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1987—2004. Adjunct instructor Grayson County College, Denison, since 1998. Archivist Louisiana State University, Shreveport.


    • Author: (book) Inventing Texas: Early Historians of the Lone Star State.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member History Preservation Advisory Board, Denison, 2003—2004. President Red River History Museum, Sherman, 1996—1997. Member Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, since 2005.

    Member of North Louisiana History Association, Louisiana History Association, Texas State History Association (John H. Jenkins Research fellowship 1996), Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, Academy of Certified Archivists (regent for outreach since 2004), Society of Southwest Archivists (president 1998-1999), Society of America Archivists, Phi Kappa Phi.



    Choral singing, gardening, bridge, reading, tennis.


    • Married Jim Ray McLemore, June 7, 1975. Children: Havard Roland, Austen Laurence, Ivy Elizabeth.
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    Born July 21, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1971
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1991
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1998
      University of North Texas
    • 1987 - 2004
      College archivist Austin College
      Sherman, Texas, United States
    • 1998
      adjunct instructor, Grayson County College
      Denison, Iowa, United States