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History educator

Alan Schaffer, American history educator. Served with United States Army, 1951-1953.

Background

Schaffer, Alan was born on October 29, 1930 in New York City. Son of Louis and Elsa (Hecht) Schaffer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1958. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1959, Doctor of Philosophy, 1962.

Career

Assistant professor history Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1962—1969. Associate professor City University of New York, 1969—1974. Professor Clemson University, South Carolina, from 1974.

Head department history, 1974—1984. Acting director Center Study The Black Experience Higher Education, 1985—1986. Vice president Clemson University Faculty Senate, 1992—1993.

President, 1993—1994. Member South Carolina Commission Archives and History, 1974—1984. Vice. chairman, 1981—1983.

Chairman, 1983—1984; With, 1951-1953.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1951-1953.

Connections

Married Carole A. Abrams (divorced 1974).; married Jane Walker Herndon, June 16, 1978. Children: Cullen, Dylan, Wendy, Guthrie.

father:
Louis Schaffer

mother:
Elsa (Hecht) Schaffer

spouses:
Carole A. Abrams

Jane Walker Herndon

children:
Dylan Schaffer

Wendy Schaffer

Guthrie Schaffer

Cullen Schaffer