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Jack David Lazarus Holmes, American historian. Created knight cruz de caballero Royal Order Isabel La Catolica, Spain, 1979; Charles W. Hackett fellow, 1959; American Philosophical Society fellow, 1961, 66; Fulbright fellow, 1961-1962; Association State and Local History grantee, 1966, National Endowment Humanities grantee, 1986-1987, numerous others; recipient award of merit, 1978.


Holmes, Jack David Lazarus was born on July 4, 1930 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Daniel Lazarus and Waltrude Helen (Hendrickson) Holmes.


Bachelor cum laude, Florida State University, 1952. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1953. Postgraduate, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1954.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas-Austin, 1959.


Instructor history Memphis State University, 1956-1958. Assistant professor McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1959-1961. Lecturer University Maryland, Constantina, Spain, 1962.

Associate professor University Alabama, Birmingham, 1963-1968, professor, 1968-1979. History consultant since 1962. Consultant United States Parks Service, 1962, Pensacola History Commission, Florida, 1969-1970, New Orleans Cabildo Museum, 1968-1973, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1972-1983, Mississippi Department Archives-History, since 1978, scholar-in-residence, 1986-1987, State of Alabama, 1980-1985, Granadero de Galvez Hidalgo of San Antonio, 1981, State of Louisiana, since 1983, Mowa Indians, since 1983, P.K. Yonge Library, University Florida, 1985-1986.

Substitute teacher Jefferson County schools, Alabama, since 1985.



Served with infantry Army of the United States, 1951. Member Tennessee Squires, Southern History Association (life), Louisiana History Association (director) 1977-1978), Laffite Study Group (president 1980-1988), Society History of Discoveries, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Kappa Phi.


Married Anne Elizabeth Anthony, September 6, 1952 (divorced 1965). Children: David H., Jack Forrest, Ann M. Married Martha Rachel Austin, February 11, 1966 (divorced 1967).

Married Gayle Jeanette Pannell, July 1967 (divorced 1970). 1 child, Daniel; married Stephanie Pasneker, April 10, 1971. 1 child, Sean Burkett.

John Daniel Lazarus Holmes

Waltrude Helen (Hendrickson) Holmes

Anne Elizabeth Anthony

Martha Rachel Austin

Gayle Jeanette Pannell

Stephanie Pasneker

Daniel Holmes

Jack Forrest Holmes

David H. Holmes

Ann M. Holmes

Sean Burkett Holmes