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archivist , historian , Museum director

David Ernest Alsobrook, museum director, archivist, historian. Recipient Milo B. Howard award, Alabama History Association, 2004. Member of Alabama History Association, Phi Alpha Theta.


Alsobrook, David Ernest was born on September 17, 1946 in Eufaula, Alabama, United States. Son of Thomas Neville and Frances Joy (Starnes) Alsobrook.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Auburn University, Alabama, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Auburn University, 1983. Master of Arts in History, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1972.


Teacher Eufaula High School, 1968—1969, Theodore High School, Mobile County, 1969—1972. Civil archivist Alabama Department Archives & History, Montgomery, 1975—1976. Supervisor archivist Jimmy Carter Library. and Museum, Atlanta, 1981—1991.

Director George Bush Presidential Library. and Museum, College Station, Texas, 1993—2000, William J. Clinton Presidential Library. & Museum, Little Rock, 2000—2007, Museum of Mobile, Alabama, since 2007. Adjunct professor Dekalb Community College, Clarkston, Georgia, 1984—1991.

Advisory board member Alabama Center for the Book, Auburn, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journal (Milo B. Howard award, 2004).


Member of Alabama History Association, Phi Alpha Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, renovating old houses, history.


Married Ellen Meredith Lester, May 22, 1976. Children: Adam, Meredith A. Hobin.

Thomas Neville Alsobrook

Frances Joy (Starnes) Alsobrook

Ellen Meredith Lester

Adam Alsobrook

Meredith A. Hobin Alsobrook